SatixFy, a leader in next-generation satellite communication systems based on in-house developed chipsets, has announced a deal to supply its chips to Indian-based telecommunications solutions provider Astrome, marking SatixFy’s entrance into the terrestrial 5G market and a direct foothold into the Indian market.

Astrome, headquartered in Bengaluru, India and with offices in the US and France, provides gigabit speed wireless solutions to telecom service providers, Private Networks/Enterprises, and Defense organisations.

Astrome is focused on delivering GigaMesh, a multi-gigabit wireless X-haul radio to accelerate the deployment of 5G in suburban areas and broadband in rural areas.

Satellite communication systems

SatixFy’s PRIME 1 beamformer chip will power Astrome’s Next-Gen GigaMesh product, which is one of the only point-to-multi-point E-band high-speed link for terrestrial 5G in the world.

The PRIME 1 beamformer chip, initially developed as a key building block for SatixFy’s satellite antenna systems, supports up to 32 antenna elements and can be digitally connected to other PRIME chips to rapidly build a range of antennas.

The PRIME 1 chip was developed with the support of the UK Space Agency via the European Space Agency’s ARTES Core Competitiveness Programme.

Ido Gur, CEO of SatixFy said: “The 5G backhaul market is rapidly growing, expected to reach $15.5 billion by 2026, and represents a significant growth opportunity for us. To date, SatixFy has focused predominantly on satellite ground and space segment products, and the entry into the terrestrial 5G wireless backhaul market strongly expands our total addressable markets.

“This new collaboration demonstrates a real appetite for SatixFy’s digital beamforming chips in this new market for us. Furthermore, we are proud that Astrome will be leveraging our competitive edge with our point-to-multi-point capabilities, which will bring them a significant time-to-market advantage over legacy 5G backhaul competitors.”

Time to market advantage

Neha Satak, CEO, Astrome said: “We are excited about our partnership with SatixFy. The Prime1 beamformer chip developed by SatixFy will provide a significant time to market advantage to Astrome’s existing GigaMesh product line.

“Our innovative technology is generations ahead of the existing millimeter wave products available in the market. It deploys our patented multi-beam technology combined with powerful proprietary algorithms to make cost-effective high-speed wireless backhaul solutions a reality.”
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