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6 Mar 2022

Cobham Satcom announces strategic partnership with Hypha by Wireless Innovation

Collaboration will facilitate more resilient communication capabilities worldwide for First Responders, Utilities Workers and Oil & Gas Crews

Copenhagen, Denmark, 07 March 2022 - Cobham Satcom, the market leading provider of radio and satellite communication solutions to the maritime and land markets, has today announced its strategic partnership with Hypha by Wireless Innovation, to enable resilient critical communications solutions.

Mission-critical operations that solely rely on legacy Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks with narrowband voice only can put the lives of citizens, first responders, and field workers in utility, oil, and gas operations at risk. This danger is particularly true in remote areas, where ‘not spots’ – places with little or no radio reception – limit communication and hamper mission execution. Yet the problem can arise anywhere following outages resulting from wide-scale disaster or telecommunications system failure. Beyond questions of coverage and resilience, narrowband LMR simply does not have the capacity to support rich cloud-based application capabilities required for powerful command and control solutions.

The PRISM solution provided by Cobham and Hypha provides a multi-layered full digital solution extending coverage of existing LMR networks using a combination of LTE and Satellite to ensure highly reliable connectivity beyond the edge of deployed network coverage. By applying the PRISM routing capabilities that maintain connectivity over the most affordable link available, end-users gain resilient, cost-effective connectivity regardless of LMR or cellular terrestrial coverage limitations. Add to that a ubiquitous layer of data connectivity enabling innovative enterprise workflows and incident command systems. All in support of customers’ cost-effective transition from classical LMR to encrypted mobile voice and data support independent of the availability of a bespoke trunk network.

"Going beyond narrowband voice communications opens up opportunities for new command and control functionality," said Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst at CritComm Insights. "But the opportunity quickly faces coverage and reliability concerns. Incorporating a policy-based blend of terrestrial broadband and supplemental satellite services helps forward-looking enterprises and government agencies deploy cost-effective rich communications capabilities with confidence."

Henrik Nørrelykke, Vice President, Land Systems at Cobham Satcom, said: “As consumers, we have a high level of expectation when it comes to our connectivity – we view Wi-Fi and mobile data as a human right, yet emergency responders and blue light services, amongst others, are working with voice capabilities when they also need real-time data comms to do their jobs and remain safe. Partnering with Hypha by Wireless Innovation enables us to bring this new level of resilience for critical communication networks.”

Neil Jamieson, Group CEO at Hypha, by Wireless Innovation, said: “Today, more than ever, Public Safety agencies around the world need communication networks that provide coverage and reliability. Together, Cobham Satcom and Wireless Innovation have formed a strategic partnership that will effectively see an Internet of Critical Comms for mission-critical networks. I am excited about combining our skills and applying this to the global market to ensure the new generation of Public Safety communications networks will provide enhanced service, coverage, and the data capabilities required for the future.”

About Cobham Satcom

Cobham Satcom is a global leader in satellite communications solutions for the maritime and land segments, providing business- and mission-critical connectivity to a broad range of service providers, enterprise, and government customers. Cobham Satcom designs and manufactures high-performance satellite communications and critical communications products under the EXPLORER, SAILOR, Sea Tel, and TRACKER brands. We offer outstanding performance and value, with unrivaled support through our global sales and service network.

Cobham Satcom is the market leader in tracking antennas for maritime, fixed, and mobile applications across GEO, LEO, and MEO systems. We are the trusted provider and partner for multiple NGSO constellation operators, who rely on our Gateway antennas to ensure highly reliable, carrier grade backbone connectivity, as well as User Terminals to enable innovative new commercial and government services around the globe.

About Hypha by Wireless Innovation

For more information on how Hypha solutions can provide you reliable connectivity by extending coverage to the edge of current networks – and beyond, go to hypha.world or contact them at info@hypha.world or +61 7 2000 4111.

Media contact: BLUE Communications Peter Prest Account Manager +44 (0) 7713 039 304 Peter.prest@blue-comms.com

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