FocusPoint International Joins the MSSA

FocusPoint International Joins the MSSA

Sunrise, FL, April 03, 2024 –FocusPoint International, the global leader in ERaaS for cellular and satellite today announced its membership in the Mobile Satellite Services Association (MSSA) – an industry effort to advance the development of direct-to-device (D2D) and IoT connectivity though an ecosystem of Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) providers that are committed to seamlessly extending mobile coverage globally.

MSSA – launched in February 2024 – seeks to develop a global ecosystem utilizing L- and S-band spectrum already allocated and licensed for mobile satellite services (MSS), which is well-suited for integration into a broad range of mobile devices. Through the coordinated deployment of technical standards and enhancement of regulatory frameworks, the MSSA drives new initiatives to foster support for MSS-based services leveraging the 3GPP mobile standards.

The Association’s founding members, along with other ecosystem players, support integrating terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) to deliver scalable, sustainable, and affordable connectivity to any device, anytime, anywhere. Emerging D2D services can expand connectivity and enable competition across multiple large and diverse segments, including cellular, industrial, government, agriculture, automotive, and others.

“I am thrilled to announce our participation in the Mobile Satellite Services Association, as it aligns perfectly with our commitment to pushing the boundaries of connectivity, innovation and the ability to seek emergency assistance anytime from anywhere,” said Greg Pearson, CEO of FocusPoint International. “Together, we’ll propel the future of mobile satellite services to new heights, empowering global connectivity like never before,” added Pearson.

“MSSA effectively brings together industry expertise and best practices and presents a unified voice to foster the emerging D2D ecosystem. Adding FocusPoint International to our member roster right out of the gate is a great step for the association as we set out to advance the future of mobile global connectivity,” said Mark Dankberg, Board Chairman of MSSA.

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