TTP are moving to their all-new ‘TTP Campus’ in April

The Technology Partnership (TTP) are getting ready to move into a new technology campus, a fantastic bespoke facility designed with a clear vision, to create a premium space which can support our people and our clients as we develop and deliver the very best technology solutions.

The big move will happen in mid-April, and we will be relocating from Melbourn Science Park to the all-new TTP Campus, a truly unique site built with a clear vision to become ‘The space to invent’ for TTP’s business, its people, and its clients. The new TTP Campus is located just outside of the Melbourn Science Park and will be immediately noticeable to those entering from the science park’s main entrance.

TTP is a world-leading technology consultancy where scientists and engineers collaborate to invent, design and develop new products and technologies. From healthcare to telecoms to clean technology and consumer products, TTP develops breakthrough solutions and invests time into creating technologies that make a genuine impact and change the world for the better.

30 years of innovation and invention have been delivered from the company’s facilities at Melbourn Science Park, where for over three decades it has built strong relationships with the local community. As TTP has grown, it’s created a number of spin-out companies, most of which have also chosen Melbourn Science Park as their base.

Specifically designed for collaboration, the new TTP Campus delivers a working environment which inspires interaction and creativity and enables closer partnership with clients.

Investing in new technology and product development is integral to what we do at TTP. Our new campus will enable our technically brilliant people to come together and work across disciplines in a collaborative and creative environment. This will have a truly positive impact on how we support our clients in the most innovative and progressive way.

Dr Sam Hyde, Managing Director at TTP

Across the campus, the new buildings house state-of-the-art labs, offices, and manufacturing space, but key to the design are a variety of indoor and outdoor workspaces and working locations to stimulate TTP’s people to think differently.

The mixed office and open lab space of The Hive covers nearly 80,000 ft2, it’s been designed on one level and is open plan to be fully inclusive. The Tech Barn offers over 18,000 square feet of focused laboratory, testing, and build space for multiple projects. The Exchange provides a staff restaurant, and gym, as well as collaboration, agile working, and social space. These are all connected to the external landscape and fitness trail.

The campus has been built to last, providing a flexible and adaptable long-term home for TTP, as well as creating a sustainable and ecologically friendly environment. With fresh water, wildflower meadows and mature planting the hope is for some local residents of the four-legged and winged variety to also move in!

The campus has sustainability at the heart of its design and is also low energy with minimal need for heating and cooling, and around 30% of the energy for the site coming from solar panels.

We’re delighted to be moving in April and look forward to benefitting from this amazing space. Our people have been at the heart of the design of the TTP Campus but we are also looking forward to new recruits joining the TTP team as we expand into the space. We have incorporated inspiring and diverse environments for them to meet, work, and socialise to encourage those chance encounters that not only build personal relationships but also forge new business connections and success.

Dr Sam Hyde, Managing Director at TTP

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TTP develops 5G NTN test environment with Keysight tools

TTP integrates Keysight’s testing tools for 5G NTN digital twin, which will be demostrated at MWC23 on booth 7B21 and at Satellite 2023 on booth #1108.

BARCELONA, SPAIN: TTP, an independent technology and product development company based in the UK, today announced that it has integrated its satellite and systems design expertise with tools from Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), to provide a 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN) ‘digital twin’ modelling and emulation environment.

TTP is integrating its proprietary lab testing tools with Keysight’s PropSim Channel emulator and EXata network modelling suite, in addition to Ansys STK, a physics-based modelling environment. This enables TTP to offer a complete 5G NTN digital twin modelling, emulation and validation solution that satellite operators, device manufacturers, app developers, MNOs and network infrastructure providers can use to establish how their products and services will interoperate with the NTN network. They can then refine and optimise their offerings accordingly. The digital twin and lab emulation platform will be demonstrated by TTP and Keysight at MWC23, at TTP’s booth (UK trade pavilion, Hall 7, booth 7B21).

The testing environment can help validate solutions against 3GPP Release 17 NTN specifications. This includes end-to-end coverage of user terminal and antenna designs, satellite link budgets, regenerative payloads, ground stations and 5G core network components. The digital twin also includes full environmental modelling with detailed terrain analysis for real-time protocol measurements, real-time physics-based analysis, and user application modelling.

Keysight’s digital twin solutions offer significant advantages to network operators in quickly rolling out technologies because they can be used to test the behavior of their physical counterparts under diverse operating conditions. With this integration Keysight is enabling TTP to help the telecoms and satelite ecosystem bring NTN technology to the market faster.

Peng Cao, Vice President and General Manager of Keysight’s Wireless Test group

Adrian Hillier, Next Generation Market Lead, TTP plc, said: “By working closely with Keysight, we have positioned TTP at the forefront of 5G NTN systems analysis. Using the digital twin, TTP’s radio engineering capabilities and Keysight’s testing and modelling technology, our clients and partners can explore system configurations for Regenerative payloads, model inter-satellite handover and terrestrial and non-terrestrial interactions, and ultimately, measure the quality of service experience for upcoming Non Terrestrial Networks.

“The digital twin that we have created with Keysight will enable us to fine-tune 5G NTN innovation, ensuring more efficient satellite network deployments in the near future.” 

Attendees of MWC can visit TTP’s booth to learn how the test environment can be used to validate vendor platforms, applications, and devices, on the world’s first 3GPP-compliant 5G NTN. More discussion can also be found at the following MWC session, Tuesday 28th February at 11:30 am CET: How are Digital Twins Driving Network Transformation?

Having extensive experience in terrestrial and satellite communications ecosystems, we help our clients to evolve their next generation of products and services to 5G and beyond. To learn more about our work, visit:

If you would like to connect at MWC or get in touch with Adrian to discuss your next project, please email: [email protected]

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AccelerComm and TTP Partnership Offers 5G LEO Regenerative Base station solution to Deliver High-Performance Cellular Service from Space

Companies unveil a turnkey 5G NTN LEO Regenerative Base Station solution, and will provide further details at MWC 2023 on booth 7C24 in Hall 7.

Southampton, UK – 9th February 2023: AccelerComm, the Layer 1 5G IP specialists, and TTP, an independent technology and product development company based in the UK, today announced that they are jointly formulating a high-performance 5G LEO Regenerative – base station for deployment on low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites. The project combines expertise and IP from the two companies, together with additional technology from partners, to propose a dedicated 5G regenerative gNodeB solution which is tailored to support high-performance 5G services in the challenging environment of a Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN).

In a typical LEO deployment, one satellite covers a wide geographical area, using a large number of beams to cover a multitude of subscribers. Terrestrial gNodeB products of similar scale are not designed to deal with this unique LEO deployment challenge. Also, any gNodeB platform for space applications will be highly constrained in size, weight, and power, and must be able to work in the hostile space environment.

The joint AccelerComm TTP LEO Regenerative base station solution will be designed to meet the growing demand for satellite-based eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband) and IoT (Internet of Things) services. This makes it an ideal solution for businesses and organizations that need to connect people and devices in remote locations, or for governments looking to provide internet access to all citizens. The solution will support a large number of beams and high subscriber density and will be delivered on a space-hardened platform optimised for low-power and size. It includes a range of advanced developments in the areas of beam-to-cell mapping, beam forming and NTN beam-management.

The O-RAN compliant gNodeB leverages AccelerComm’s LEOphy, a Layer 1 modem that delivers enhanced performance for low-earth orbit satellite communications. LEOphy boasts the lowest error rates, with dedicated features to overcome the specific challenges of NTN channels, such as high path losses, differential delays, doppler shift, long propagation delays, and rapid fluctuations in signal amplitude and phase caused by atmospheric effects. As a result, it ensures a high-reliability link without having to resort to lower coding rates and low order modulation schemes, thereby maximising spectral efficiency.

There has been an explosion in interest around combining satellite and traditional mobile communications systems with the iPhone 14 launch and the T-Mobile Starlink announcement.

Rob Barnes, Chief marketing Officer at AccelerComm

“However, for satellite 5G to be truly successful there are a number of performance and efficiency challenges which have to be overcome. Solving these requires building on the existing 3GPP technologies to create a tailored solution built to deal with the unique challenges of operating around a thousand kilometres from earth, at speeds of over 7km per second, all while dealing with power and resource constraints. We are delighted to be working with our partner TTP to develop this high-performance solution which will open-up a whole new market for delivering 5G services from space.”

A 5G NTN LEO regenerative gNodeB deployment presents unique challenges when compared to Terrestrial gNodeB. In order to serve the number of beams and support the density of subscribers required, the gNodeB will have to be heavily optimised and tightly integrated with the overall payload functionality.

Adrian Hillier, Head of Next G, TTP

“TTP is pleased to partner with AccelerComm to define a highly scalable and low power gNodeB solution, that will enable LEO operators to efficiently deliver 5G NTN services.”

About AccelerComm
AccelerComm provides complete physical layer IP solutions which enable optimal performance of 5G radio access networks and solves the challenges that would otherwise limit the throughput, latency, and spectral efficiency of 5G, by mitigating the effects of noise, interference and poor signal strength. The company is active in a number of industry associations including the O-RAN ALLIANCE and Small Cell Forum.

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UAV airspace access a step closer thanks to Inmarsat’s latest tech signing

Innovation firm TTP to develop compact, lightweight and low-cost satcom terminal to integrate uncrewed aerial vehicles into commercial airspace, as part of Iris programme

23 January, 2023

Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA) today announced the development of a compact satellite terminal for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as part of the ground-breaking Iris air traffic modernisation programme: paving the way for UAVs to be safely integrated into commercial airspace.

TTP will deliver the core technology for a low size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) terminal with an integrated antenna. The advanced terminal, available later this year, will be suitable for almost all UAVs, providing a secure and always-available datalink between uncrewed vehicles, remote operators and air traffic control.

The miniaturised Inmarsat terminal brings scalable Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations and will unlock a range of possibilities for flight operators such as telemetry for platform health monitoring, IP voice relay for air traffic control communications, and data services such as video streaming for inspection applications. Optional hybrid connectivity will also be integrated within the terminal and can be utilised where cellular coverage is available, ensuring a seamless experience through the intelligent routing of data and services.

As part of Iris, TTP is also contracted for research and development of UAV safety services, for example last mile tactical deconfliction, known as detect and avoid (DAA). This, alongside the new UAV satcom terminal and technology from other Iris partners, will help deliver all elements needed for UAVs to safely operate in commercial airspace.

The number of uncrewed vehicles in mixed airspace is expected to increase tenfold over the next 8-10 years. Through the expertise of TTP, Inmarsat’s new UAV terminal will bring a solution that is scalable, less dependent on infrastructure, and digitalised to benefit air traffic modernisation programmes like Iris.

Anthony Spouncer
Inmarsat’s Senior Director of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)

Tristan Barkley, TTP’s Head of Satellite and Space said “We have a long history of developing core enabling technology platforms for world-leading companies like Inmarsat and are delighted to support Inmarsat and ESA in safely opening up airspace for UAVs.”

Powered by Inmarsat’s award-winning SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) connectivity platform, Iris enables real-time collaboration between pilots, air traffic controllers and airline operation centres by using cost-effective, secure and highly resilient datalink communications. This relieves pressure on congested Very High Frequency (VHF) links and enabling the use of time-based air traffic management which provides significant benefits like reduced flight delays and costs for airlines. This also lowers unnecessary CO2 emissions to support the aviation industry’s journey towards decarbonisation and less congested skies.

Iris supports the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme and will begin flying onboard commercial flights with easyJet in early 2023, making it the first communication service benefiting from a Pan-European certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), secured through the programme’s partner European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP). This will be followed by Iris Global, which extends the programme’s benefits far beyond Europe, leading to larger CO2 reductions and improved airspace capacity across the world.

TTP’s core terminal technology will be available later this year as a reference design, with an integrated antenna for the smallest form factor, or as a standalone terminal for use with third party antennas. The design will be licensed for manufacture and distribution by Inmarsat’s ecosystem of suppliers, enabling Value-Added Manufacturers (VAMs) to accelerate the development of new products, as well as removing barriers around miniaturised technology for rapid market access.


Inmarsat delivers world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land – that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalisation of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. It is driving a new era of inflight passenger services for aviation, while ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future. And now Inmarsat is developing the first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional communications network of the future, ORCHESTRA.

In November 2021, Inmarsat and Viasat announced the planned combination of the two companies, to create a new leader in global communications.

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TTP introduces Cellular Origins, a TTP Company focussed on delivering scalable manufacture of cell and gene therapies

Cambridge, UK, 17 January 2023: TTP plc (TTP), a leading independent technology and product development company, has today announced the launch of Cellular Origins, a TTP Company. Cellular Origins is a TTP spin-out, created to enable scalable, cost-effective and efficient manufacture of cell and gene therapies. Cellular Origins’ proprietary technology addresses the current barriers associated with the manufacture of advanced therapies that are in late-stage development, enabling commercial manufacturing without process change. By providing a solution for automated sterile fluidic interconnection that has the flexibility to adapt and link current and future bioprocess equipment, Cellular Origins enables full automation of current cell therapy manufacturing and future innovation of new processes.

The cell and gene therapy market has seen dramatic growth over recent years, with a predicted 64 new cell and gene therapies approved, and a total market value of >$90bn (CAGR 22%) by 20301,2. Over the same period, manufacturers have struggled to meet demand for cost-effective, scalable therapy manufacture. There is therefore an urgent and growing need for manufacturing solutions that provide large-scale access to cost-effective, next-generation therapeutics. Cellular Origins has been formed to meet this specific need.

Cellular Origins, harnessing an expert team from across the life science, robotics and engineering industries, and backed by TTP, is developing a proprietary automation platform to meet the needs of advanced therapy manufacture. The Company’s proprietary technology has been developed as a transformative solution for automated, sterile, fluidic end-to-end interconnection throughout the manufacture workflow. The platform has been developed for ultimate flexibility, with the ability to integrate current workflows and existing instrumentation with future process innovation. By addressing these core constraints to advanced therapy manufacturing, Cellular Origins is focussed on enabling developers to get their therapies to market, enabling patient access to the very latest cell and gene therapies.

The number of uncrewed vehicles in mixed airspace is expected to increase tenfold over the next 8-10 years. Through the expertise of TTP, Inmarsat’s new UAV terminal will bring a solution that is scalable, less dependent on infrastructure, and digitalised to benefit air traffic modernisation programmes like Iris.

Anthony Spouncer
Inmarsat’s Senior Director of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)

“We are extremely pleased to officially announce the launch of Cellular Origins. Cell and gene therapies are creating a therapeutic revolution that will change lives, but without a revolution in manufacturing, patients will not be able to access these therapies. Our team comprises experts in life science, robotics and engineering, with a proven track record from creating the first highly scaled out roller bottle manufacturing platform for Amgen to developing over 10 separate cell and gene therapy automation projects. Cellular Origins’ goal is to offer customers access to large-scale, efficient, and affordable production of next-generation therapies, but also to do so without limiting manufacturer’s choice of instrumentation, or requiring changes to existing workflows.”

Dr Edwin Stone
CEO of Cellular Origins

Cellular Origins’ CTO, Dr Dan Strange, will be presenting a live, remote demonstration of the Company’s proprietary technology at Phacilitate’s Advanced Therapies Week in Miami on 19 January at 13:50 EST/18:50 GMT, during the track: Digital Futures for CGT: Digitalization, Data Management and Automation Technology to Enhance Development

About Cellular Origins

Cellular Origins, a TTP Company, is focused on enabling scalable, cost-effective and efficient manufacture of cell and gene therapies.

Despite the incredible potential for cell and gene therapies in the treatment of disease, emerging therapies are inaccessible to patients due to insufficient expertise and manufacturing capability for affordable production. With an increasing number of approved cell and gene therapies currently reaching the market, the disconnect between innovative therapies and manufacturing capabilities has led to an urgent need for solutions that provide large-scale access to cost-effective, next-generation therapeutics.

Created to provide therapeutic developers access to the equipment they want, at the scale they need, Cellular Origins’ proprietary technology provides a transformative solution for automated, sterile, fluidic interconnection, to enable cell and gene therapy manufacturing at scale. Cellular Origins technology has been carefully designed to integrate into existing workflows, alleviating the need for process redevelopment, without constraining process innovation.

TTP has more than 30 years’ experience in supporting the world’s most innovative and ambitious organisations develop new tools and technologies, from creating the first highly scaled out roller bottle manufacturing platform for Amgen to creating new bioprocess tools companies such as TAP Biosystems. Bringing together expertise from across the life science, engineering, and robotics industries, Cellular Origins is focused on enabling developers to accelerate their therapeutics to market.

To find out more about Cellular Origins and its innovative cell therapy manufacture solutions, please visit Follow Cellular Origins on Twitter (@CellularOrigins) and LinkedIn (@CellularOrigins).

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TTP spin-out LEX Diagnostics appoints Ed Farrell as Chief Executive Officer

Cambridgeshire UK, 11 January 2023 – LEX Diagnostics (LEX) today announces the appointment of Ed Farrell as its new Chief Executive Officer. The company is revolutionising molecular point-of-care diagnostics with a step change in speed, sensitivity, and cost. LEX is developing a 5-minute multiplex PCR test to quickly determine the presence of infectious diseases including SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19), Influenza, Strep A, and RSV.

The number of uncrewed vehicles in mixed airspace is expected to increase tenfold over the next 8-10 years. Through the expertise of TTP, Inmarsat’s new UAV terminal will bring a solution that is scalable, less dependent on infrastructure, and digitalised to benefit air traffic modernisation programmes like Iris.

Anthony Spouncer
Inmarsat’s Senior Director of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)

LEX Diagnostics’ previous CEO and now Chair of the Board, Dr Andrew Baker-Campbell, said, “On behalf of the company, I welcome Ed to LEX Diagnostics. He brings an abundance of operational experience from his successful career spanning the diagnostics and medtech industry. We are confident Ed will drive the translation of our technology into a commercial product. I look forward to continuing my role as Chair of the Board, overseeing the strategy of this innovative and exciting molecular diagnostics company.”

Ed brings over 25 years of life science experience gained through senior industry roles with an emphasis on medical devices and diagnostics. Immediately prior to joining LEX Diagnostics Ed was COO of Klay Biotech. From 2013 to 2021 Ed served as President/COO of Quotient Ltd where he led the development and realisation of the MosaiQ platform from concept to commercialisation. He also played a significant role with Quotient’s IPO on Nasdaq. Prior to Quotient, Ed held senior positions in operations in the UK, USA, and Ireland with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Masters degree in Engineering Science, from University College Dublin.

About LEX

LEX Diagnostics is a privately held UK molecular diagnostics company developing products to meet its vision of a 5-minute multiplex PCR test designed to enhance patient care by delivering clinical insights within minutes and at the time they are most valuable.

The company’s revolutionary thermocycling technology delivers accurate PCR results in a fraction of the time and cost of devices available today. These diagnostics will have the speed and ease of use to fit seamlessly into primary care workflows, bringing the sensitivity of PCR to urgent care centres, physician’s office labs and pharmacies.

For more information see the LEX website here

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2023 Predictions: Leveraging Space for Network Innovation

Written by Adrian Hillier, Head of Next G at TTP.

Even as we move into 2023, and the internet turns 40, the percentage of the world’s population that still does not have access to the internet is surprisingly significant. The majority of those regions without internet are due to the economics and complexity of connecting rural and remote areas with terrestrial networks. And this is something that 5G NTNs – otherwise known as 5G satellite communications – aim to change, by filling in the black holes and providing ubiquitous, reliable connectivity. 

Companies across the telecoms and satellite sector are navigating their role in this burgeoning new ecosystem. Satellite companies, telcos, and equipment and handset vendors all have their own questions about the unique threats and opportunities it will pose to their operations. The rapid migration and expansion of use cases from 4G to 5G has already demonstrated the value of the 5G network architecture in a terrestrial environment, and 5G NTN standardisation in 3GPP is a key driver to extend that momentum into satellite communications.

Here are some of our predictions of the challenges and opportunities that these companies will be exploring in 2023:

1. Network vendors will try and establish their roles in 5G NTNs

Infrastructure vendors for terrestrial networks typically sell large turnkey network solutions to operators. However, the total addressable market for 5G NTN infrastructure equipment is relatively small compared to the terrestrial market, and these companies are on the pathway to determine their role in this nascent area.

In 2023, the larger network equipment providers will be considering whether supplying equipment and services for the unique requirements of a small NTN RAN network offers sufficient reward to compensate for distracting attention away from their core terrestrial customers. Alternatively, it could present a new opportunity to evolve their own 5G networking solutions to dominate the nascent space sector.

3GPP has permitted a model for building 5G NTNs based on ‘OpenRAN’ architecture, which sees the RAN processing split across a radio unit (RU), distributed unit (DU), and centralised unit (CU). This deployment model can enable the RU, DU, and potentially other RAN components, to be more easily located on satellite infrastructure instead of a Ground Station. This ‘Regenerative’ architecture allows multiple satellites to connect to a single network gateway on Earth, and communicate with one another through satellite links. This can enable satellite networks to be more efficiently operated. It is likely to be a prominent model for building new 5G NTNs in 2023, and beyond.

However, many of the larger infrastructure vendors do not ‘open’ their equipment in this way and may be reluctant to participate in 5G NTN deployments that mix and match network components from different suppliers. Conversely, many smaller vendors have embraced the OpenRAN approach and could easily optimise their products to support the demands of a Regenerative satellite payload. This could open the door for smaller RAN vendors to steal a march on what they would consider to be a more attractive, higher-value market to complement their current offerings and provide new growth opportunities.

Given these complexities, in 2023, traditional and new vendors are looking for advice on how they can navigate this unknown area of 5G NTNs, profitably and efficiently.

2. There will be a race to the top for handset manufacturers to provide satellite connectivity

Handset manufacturers are looking to offer 5G satellite connectivity to provide users with more reliable connectivity and new use cases, even in remote or underserved areas. This would allow the manufacturers to expand the reach of their products higher up the value chain and differentiate themselves from competitors. Some companies, like Apple, T-Mobile, Huawei, and Bullitt, have already made announcements about investing in satellite connectivity. In 2023, we can expect Samsung to follow suit.

In 2023, more handset manufacturers will be looking to offer 5G satellite connectivity to provide users with access to reliable connectivity, even in areas where terrestrial 5G networks may not be available. This will help manufacturers attract customers who value connectivity and reliability in their mobile devices.

3. Satellite and telecom operators will have to work through a number of challenges

In 2023, 5G NTN companies will be working to overcome the numerous challenges of building and scaling these networks.

The success of 5G satellite connectivity will depend on regulators’ approval of global frequency bands and the optimisation of network performance through deep analysis of real network behaviours. The companies that lead in launching and trialling their services with key satellite operators will influence the future direction of the industry and accelerate the adoption of 5G technology for new use cases, such as connected cars and industrial IoT applications.

If 5G NTN networks are to produce universal coverage, they will also have to be composed of many satellites and beams, each of which must be coordinated to provide seamless coverage and interoperation with existing 5G terrestrial networks. This is a complex task, requiring extensive satellite system engineering and 5G network modelling expertise, and careful planning and coordination between network operators and equipment vendors.

Each satellite constellation has unique network architectural and operational characteristics which expands the list of deployment requirements when compared to terrestrial networks. Unlike terrestrial base stations, a satellite payload is essentially a battery-operated device operating in a very constrained and harsh environment. Low-power RAN architectures will enjoy a competitive advantage.

Other network performance challenges include link budget (power gains and losses in a communications channel), spectrum limitation (especially in sub-6GHz bands), large-coverage areas, and dynamic LEO cell management scenarios. 

4. Availability of spectrum for NTN

2023 will be pivotal for the advancement of NTN spectrum strategy, with SpaceX having already started the process to gain FCC approval for its satellite-to-phone service and ITU WRC-23 World Radiocommunications Conference providing a timely book-end to the year. During the intervening period, there will be a growing scramble for service providers to partner with those parties having the best access to scarce spectrum resources available for NTN. This scarcity will inevitably result in a clear delineation between “haves” and “have-nots” in regard to the provision of NTN services; a trend we will start to see playing out during 2023.

In order to overcome these challenges, 5G NTN companies will be looking to partner with companies that can offer consulting, technical, and procurement support to the entire 5G NTN ecosystem. This will help them to understand how to evolve existing products and services, in addition to where to invest to rapidly and efficiently compete in the 5G space race. Keep your eyes on the 5G NTN partnerships developing in 2023, it will be exciting!

This article was originally published on The Fast Node.

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The Lee Company Inc. acquires TTP Ventus Limited

WESTBROOK, Connecticut (USA) – The Lee Company is pleased to announce that it has acquired TTP Ventus Limited from TTP Group. Based near Cambridge, UK, TTP Ventus is an inventor and manufacturer of silent, compact micropumps and pump modules with unrivalled features, enabling cutting-edge innovation across the medical, life science, environmental, and industrial sectors. These products complement The Lee Company’s existing broad range of miniature fluid control components widely utilized across the same industries.

“TTP Ventus brings exciting new technology to The Lee Company, enhancing our offering in the strategically important life science and medical markets,” said Bill Lee, President and CEO. “The fit with our existing product lines is strong, and we expect our global force of Sales Engineers to accelerate Ventus’ growth. The Lee Company’s unique capabilities in miniaturization and engineering keep our company at the forefront of fluid flow technology and the addition of Ventus is the latest advancement of our technologies. The renamed Lee Ventus will become the eleventh production group for The Lee Company and the fourth member of the Electro Fluidic Systems (EFS) division. Our customers will now have even greater performance range and precision control of pressure and flow conditions in both liquid and pneumatic applications.”

“We’re delighted with this successful outcome for TTP Ventus as it enters an exciting new phase in its growth. Under TTP Group’s incubation the team have transformed an innovative technology into an exciting new product and a successful business. The Lee Company’s established leadership in precision fluidic control and their global sales reach makes them the ideal acquisition partner.”

James McCrone
Head of Business Operations, TTP Group

Lee Ventus will continue operations in the UK, becoming The Lee Company’s first international production unit.

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TTP and Ionomr Innovations demonstrate low cost technology to enable manufacturing scale-up of green hydrogen electrolyzers

Cambridge, UK, and Vancouver, BC, 7 June 2022: TTP, Europe’s leading technology and product development company, and Ionomr Innovations Inc., designer and manufacturer of next generation ion-exchange membranes and polymers for clean energy, today announced they are joining forces to demonstrate a new green hydrogen electrolyser designed for mass production. 

Taking advantage of Ionomr’s progressive ion exchange products and TTP’s extensive experience in technology commercialisation, the joint development is expected to deliver electrolysers capable of producing green hydrogen with low operating and capital costs. 

From the outset, the core technology being developed by the partners has been designed to facilitate the manufacturing scale-up of electrolysers by taking a novel approach to material selection and leveraging high-volume manufacturing processes used in other industries. 

This approach was chosen to address the pressing need to rapidly ramp up global electrolyser manufacturing capacity in order to meet forecast industry demand as well as climate change targets.  

The partners have set themselves an ambitious 3-year timetable to make the new electrolyser commercially available.  

The technology now being developed incorporates Ionomr’s highly durable and high-performance anion exchange product Aemion+. TTP is contributing intellectual property to make electrolyser stacks suitable for high volume, low cost manufacture. 

We are delighted to form this partnership with TTP. They have the scale and the experience necessary to integrate our advanced materials into a new electrolyser technology that could revolutionize how electrochemical stacks, and green hydrogen, are produced in the future.

Bill Haberlin
Chief Executive Officer for Ionomr Innovations

We are excited to be working with Ionomr’s high-performance materials, which offer opportunities to develop cleaner and more efficient technology solutions to address the climate emergency – in this case a low-cost electrolyser technology for green hydrogen generation.

Charles Cooke
TTP’s Sustainable Energy Technology Lead

TTP is in discussions with electrolyser operators and accepting enquiries for pilot system installations. Additional partnership opportunities are expected to arise to supply and support installations of the new electrolyser once the new technology has been demonstrated.  

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Limitless green hydrogen at the frontier of new electrolyser partnership

TTP to develop a new and highly efficient electrolyser demonstrator for generating hydrogen from wind.

Green Hydrogen start-up PlusZero has today commenced Step Change – a project with TTP to develop a highly efficient electrolyser, with the aim of producing limitless Green Hydrogen.

PlusZero creates portable, zero-carbon generators that are powered by Green Hydrogen produced from its own electrolyser asset in Scotland’s Western Isles, utilising surplus onshore renewable electricity generated there. PlusZero is supported in this by Logan Energy.

In 2024, PlusZero plans to significantly expand its electrolyser facility in the Western Isles, becoming a major player in UK Green Hydrogen production.

The Step Change Memorandum of Understanding, signed today (11 May) at the All-Energy Conference taking place in Glasgow, signals the start of a research and development phase between the two companies to deliver a new generation demonstrator electrolyser that addresses current scalability challenges in the Green Hydrogen sector.

TTP, one of Europe’s leading technology and product development companies, has used its deep-tech expertise, the results of which will now be demonstrated as part of its broader offering in sustainable technologies. Not only will TTP’s electrolyser excel at efficient hydrogen generation, but it has been designed to be low in cost and suitable for mass production to address the worldwide bottleneck in electrolyser availability.

“At PlusZero, our mission is to supply near limitless Green Hydrogen – displacing traditional fuel sources that emit harmful greenhouse gases. 

We believe it is not unrealistic to suggest that the UK Hydrogen Strategy target of 10GW low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 could be met by Scottish Green Hydrogen alone. However, limited Green Hydrogen production capacity has created a massive scalability challenge.

We want to change that, and through this exciting partnership with TTP, we believe that we can. Step Change is a ground-breaking project that will aim to strip inefficiencies and costs out of Green Hydrogen production, and provide a genuine solution to what is currently an industry problem.”

We are delighted to form this partnership with TTP. They have the scale and the experience necessary to integrate our advanced materials into a new electrolyser technology that could revolutionize how electrochemical stacks, and green hydrogen, are produced in the future.

Bill Haberlin
Chief Executive Officer for Ionomr Innovations

“In line with climate change targets, the production of Green Hydrogen needs to ramp up rapidly. TTP has taken a core technology that can be low in cost and work efficiently when coupled to fluctuating renewable power, and applied innovative design approaches to create a new electrolyser that will be suitable for mass production.”

We are excited to be working with Ionomr’s high-performance materials, which offer opportunities to develop cleaner and more efficient technology solutions to address the climate emergency – in this case a low-cost electrolyser technology for green hydrogen generation.

Charles Cooke
TTP’s Sustainable Energy Technology Lead

Eventually, this will mean widely distributed Green Hydrogen generation wherever there are surpluses in renewable electricity from the wind or the sun.

About PlusZero

PlusZero is transforming the clean energy sector – the driver for new economic growth worldwide. Its Green Hydrogen from the Western Isles provides a carbon-zero, pollution-free source of fuel for the 21st century.

PlusZero uses surplus electricity produced by local renewable wind power to split water into hydrogen and oxygen using a process called electrolysis. This captures renewable energy that would otherwise be lost (as the sun doesn’t always shine or wind always blow). PlusZero therefore unlocks the full promise of renewable energy.

PlusZero then uses this Green Hydrogen to fuel hydrogen combustion engines, giving customers clean power wherever they need it. PlusZero has been powering outdoor events since early 2021, and is increasing its hydrogen generator range to meet the varied demand for clean portable power in the events, outdoor filming, construction and industrial sectors.

The company’s expert team and extensive networks of hydrogen & engineering specialists give it unparalleled insight into fast-evolving hydrogen technologies. Collaboration is central to PlusZero’s strategic approach. It works together with public sector, community, and business partners in the Western Isles, the UK, and beyond to secure direct community and environmental benefits – above all, clean energy.

PlusZero – a community-based solution with a global footprint.

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