connectivity

24th August 2021

Why combine terrestrial and satellite communications?

Why combine terrestrial and satellite communications?

Darwin’s ubiquitous communications technology makes it possible to switch in an instant between 5G and satellite communications. Why is this important? In this post, we explore some of the reasons it’s worth supplementing 5G communications with satellite networks.

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20th July 2021

Staying connected on the move: Darwin’s ubiquitous communications technology on the road to changing the transportation market

Staying connected on the move: Darwin’s ubiquitous communications technology on the road to changing the transportation market

Darwin Innovation Group’s ubiquitous communications technology makes it possible to switch seamlessly between 5G and satellite networks as required. In collaboration with Virgin Media O2, HISPASAT, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the UK Space Agency (UKSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA), Darwin is demonstrating this technology in a trial in Cornwall.

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15th June 2021

What will 6G be like?

What will 6G be like?

We’re only just starting to see significant rollouts of 5G, but there is already a lot of buzz around 6G. Rodrigo Barreto, Darwin’s lead architect, takes a look into this looming mobile generation in this post to see what all this buzz is about.

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1st June 2021

A brief introduction to antennas

A brief introduction to antennas

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about communications technology, both terrestrial and satellite-based. Terrestrial and satellite technology play different roles in communications, but they both involve radio waves, which means they both require antennas to transmit and receive those radio waves. Your mobile phone contains at least one antenna; it’s likely to contain more.

Dr Soheyl Soodmand, our senior RF and antenna architect, has written a piece to share his expertise on the subject of antenna technology. Please enjoy this article on how antennas work, and on some of the different types of antenna relevant to our work at Darwin.

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18th May 2021

The applications of satellite technology

The applications of satellite technology

There are over 3,000 manmade satellites currently operating around Earth, but what are they actually being used for? Today, we’re talking about satellite applications.

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