Our Investment in Innovative Satellite Data Communications Solutions RBC Signals Provides End-to-End Global Space Communication Services to Commercial and Government Satellite Operators and Users

Streamlined communication and surveillance in the VHF, UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka, and optical bands

By Brent MacDonald – Principal at Rising Tide

Global satellite data transmission services and products are offered by RBC Signals, a cutting-edge company. Using a global network of both company- and partner-owned equipment, it provides secure space communication solutions in every significant frequency band. Every organization that needs top-notch multi-network solutions may rely on its extensive selection of products and services to deliver a complete solution.

Inmarsat, a pioneer in mobile satellite communications around the world, recently made public that RBC Signals will be the first partner to market its leading Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity Leasing service. The agreement comes after the technology, which allows for the dynamic supply of satellite connectivity in response to shifting client needs, was successfully tested. Customers of RBC Signals will now have the freedom to decide how frequently and precisely when they need satellite access, paying just for what they need instead of being bound by a lengthy leasing agreement that can result in underutilized resources. To put it another way, IoT solution providers will not have to develop and maintain their own satellite constellations since they will have access to straightforward, affordable, and adaptable satellite connections, allowing them to offer cutting-edge IoT solutions to a variety of industries. Furthermore, a lot of IoT applications do not need to be "always on," and many use cases only require a brief amount of connectivity each day. For all but the most necessary IoT applications, static spectrum leases are too expensive. Customers of RBC Signals will also have access to the additional security provided by a hardened private network, guaranteeing an extremely safe and dependable platform for end users. Additionally, the service offering will allow RBC Signals' clients to lease a private portion of Inmarsat's ELERA L-band network, which is tailored for the Internet of Things, in order to build their own virtual satellite network.

With 85% of the world's population still unconnected by terrestrial networks, the satellite Internet of Things sector is fast growing and offering communication services. The legislative, technical, and financial hurdles to the widespread adoption of satellite IoT services are still present for both older GEO satellites and more current LEO constellations.

A Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award was also announced by RBC Signals in order to advance their secure government cloud-connected terrestrial edge computing capabilities. The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) will be better able to provide useful and timely weather satellite data to their end users thanks to this endeavor, which will make use of RBC Signals software and technology.

Cobham Satcom and RBC Signals have announced an expanded agreement to deploy Cobham Satcom's Tracker 6000 and 3700 series ground stations all over the world. Cobham Satcom is a prominent global provider of radio and satellite communications solutions for the maritime and land sectors. With the help of the strategic partnership, RBC Signals will be able to provide integrated communication services to NGSO or non-geostationary missions and constellations for Earth observation, the Internet of Things, and space situational awareness. Both Cobham Satcom and RBC Signals have a long history of developing and putting into practice effective satellite tracking solutions. In addition, to revive its ground station at the agency's headquarters in Abuja, the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has teamed-up with RBC Signals. Dr. Halilu Shaba, Director General NASRDA, stated during the Letter of Intent signing that the Agency's ground station must have the best operational and functional capabilities.

Why We Are Excited:

RBC Signals was founded in 2015, but its formidable team has worked for organizations like Boeing, SpaceX, Apple, and others for more than 70 years in total. The business has more than twenty-five agreements with international partners such as AWS, Entel, and Telefonica and more than 32,000 satellite passes per year on average. Moreover, in order to interact with orbiting satellites, RBC Signals has agreements to operate more than eighty antennas at more than fifty locations in more than twenty nations. The majority of those agreements use extra bandwidth for data delivery. Rising Tide is pleased to have been an early investor, having made its first initial investment in RBC Signals in February 2017.

At Last, A Company Ready for the Upcoming Boom in Satellite Data Traffic!