ANCHORAGE, AK, October 17, 2019 (Quintillion Networks RP) — Quintillion Networks and ATLAS Space Operations today announced plans for North America’s highest latitude ground station, to be located 250 miles inside of the Arctic Circle in Utqiagvik, Alaska.
Upon its completion in the first quarter of 2020, the new Quintillion-ATLAS 3.7 meter ground station will be put to use immediately by U.S. Government and commercial customers. By utilizing Quintillion’s existing fiber optic infrastructure, ATLAS adds this valuable and geographically diverse site to its growing global FREEDOM network to provide greater data access from space.
Businesses and consumers worldwide use billions of internet-connected devices everyday and rely on vast infrastructure that makes modern telecommunications possible. Thousand-mile long undersea fiber cables, powerful data centers, and increasingly dense satellite constellations all work in tandem to move data traffic around the world at the speed of light. Due to Quintillion and ATLAS’ efforts, for the first time, the United States will have a competitive solution for accessing data created in and transmitted through space.
The polar nature of ATLAS’ Alaskan ground station, connected through Quintillion’s fiber network, fills an important network gap that is not served by sites in lower latitudes. Because many satellites ...