During MWCS 2023, Fibocom launched the MA510-GL (NTN) module with satellite communication capabilities, and together with Qualcomm, conducted a live demonstration of NB-IoT integration with NTN at the exhibition. The MA510-GL (NTN) is aimed at the global market and supports NB-IoT, Cat.M, and bi-directional satellite links, enhancing global communication capabilities. To address network coverage challenges in oceans, skies, deserts, forests, and rugged mountainous areas, NTN combines reliable satellite communication technology with cellular communication, utilizing a high-orbit satellite network that covers every corner of the Earth for real-time communication. Driven by market demand from enterprises, airlines, and telecommunications service providers, the fusion of satellite communication and cellular communication has generated a wider variety of high-value satellite IoT applications.
Fibocom MA510-GL (NTN) complies with the 3GPP Release 17 evolution standard and utilizes high-orbit GEO (Geostationary Earth Orbit) satellite communication and global LTE Cat.M/NB1/NB2 cellular network connectivity. It features low power consumption, small form factor, and high reliability, providing rich application services for global IoT scenarios such as maritime transportation, emergency communication, and scientific research in rural areas.
The high-performance MA510-GL (NTN) is developed based on the Qualcomm MDM9205S platform, using LCC+LGA packaging. It integrates various network protocols including MQTT, CoAP, and LWM2M, and supports multiple standard industrial interfaces such as UART, USB, I2C, and I2S, enabling easy expansion to a wide range of IoT terminals. The Fibocom MA510-GL (NTN) also supports eDRX and PSM low power modes, with PSM reaching as low as 3.2uA, ensuring extended battery life. It is particularly suitable for IoT applications with core requirements of extensive coverage, low power consumption, and small size, such as maritime transportation, emergency communication, and scientific research in remote areas.
NTN possesses the inherent advantage of wide coverage and serves as an essential complement to 5G terrestrial networks. The fusion of satellite and ground networks provides customers with a more reliable integrated airborne, terrestrial, and ubiquitous network. Fibocom stays committed to keeping up with the latest 5G technologies, offering more valuable innovative solutions to a broader range of customers. Engineering samples of MA510-GL (NTN) will be launched in the third quarter of 2023.