Battle for the Space linked IoT race. Hiber well positioned as it takes more than launching sattelites to win here.
A startup planning a constellation of small satellites to link Internet of Things devices says a recent test using another operator’s spacecraft will help it compete with more advanced startups despite not having any satellites in orbit. OQ Technology of Luxembourg used GomSpace’s two GOM-X4 cubesats in low Earth orbit to demonstrate waveforms for a future constellation. The tests began in July and will continue until the end of the year. “If we find a flying [software-defined radio] on any other satellite that fits our requirements, we could simply use that to provide IoT machine-to-machine services by uploading our software,” Qaise told SpaceNews. “If we don’t find that, then the next step is a hosted payload. If we don’t find that, then the third step is really building and launching our own satellites.”