This local satellite communications firm just won a key authorization in Mexico

Omnispace LLC, a Tysons satellite and communications firm, has received permission from the Mexican government to build and operate a ground-based communications network in Mexico, the company said Tuesday. The move is part of a strategy to build a hybrid mobile communications network to complement its existing satellite infrastructure.

The authorization by Mexico’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones means Omnispace can test its thesis that a hybrid network made up of ground-based infrastructure and its satellites can yield more extensive and cost-effective mobile connectivity. Mexico is the first country where Omnispace will roll out the hybrid system, and it intends to do the same in other markets.

“Mexico is the first of many markets where we are working to secure terrestrial approval to augment our global satellite network,” said Omnispace CEO Ram Viswanathan in a press release. “This authorization in Mexico will not only provide mobile connectivity everywhere, but…

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