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UAE's Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and OQ Technology, a Dubai/Luxembourg-based satellite 5G IoT start-up, has signed a partnership deal to develop and innovate in satellite development offering advanced communication solutions and services within the region and worldwide.

MBRSC leads a number of space projects including the Emirates Mars Mission ”Hope Probe”, Mars 2117 Programme, the UAE Astronaut Programme, the UAE Satellite Development Programme, and the UAE Space Sector Sustainability Programme.

OQ Technology aims to revolutionise the satellite telecommunication industry using 5G innovative solutions to enhance connectivity, scalability, and accessibility.

OQ Technology is building a global constellation of nano-satellites to extend the cellular 5G Internet-of-things and massive machine communication in remote and rural areas using its patented technology.

Commenting on the partnership, Omar Qaise, Founder and CEO of OQ Technology, said, “The partnership with MBRSC is very strategic for our business and customers but it is also a step forward in the venture collaboration between space institutes and space start-ups in the region.”

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