April 13, 2023 – MediaTek and Inmarsat have expanded their collaboration to bring ultra-reliable, two-way satellite services to smartphones, IoT devices, automotive and other industries. The two industry leaders are focused on enabling mobile operators, smartphone and other device manufacturers to offer satellite services, such as two-way text messaging, emergency communications, device tracking and monitoring, among other capabilities, without the need for pointing on most devices. The MediaTek/Inmarsat collaboration provides a highly practical approach for the industry, leveraging proven 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) standards, existing chip sets and the world’s most reliable global satellite infrastructure, allowing a swift introduction of new NTN services. Over the past three-years, Inmarsat and MediaTek have conducted numerous successful live, in-orbit trials of two-way communications to demonstrate the effectiveness of combining their technologies and space assets in real-life applications.