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Satellite Operators Team to Pursue Direct-to-Device Opportunity

February 15, 2024


A group of five prominent satellite operators has launched a new association to accelerate the emergence of direct-to-device (D2D) services for use by businesses and consumers.

Introduced on February 9, the Mobile Satellite Services Association’s founding members include ViaSat, Ligado Networks, Terrestar Solutions, Omnispace, and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company.

What they need to eventually succeed in building an open standards-based interoperable framework is the buy-in of mobile phone makers, chipset vendors, government groups, and mobile operators into the MSSA’s planned ecosystem.

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