Sofant Technologies wins £6.2 million contract with European Space Agency

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A focus on improving sustainability has won Sofant Technologies £6.2million in financial backing from the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency to support the commercialisation of its low-cost, low power satellite communications platform.

Applying patented radio frequency microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMS), Sofant’s platform solves the most pressing power consumption and heat problems faced by the next generation of 5G and satellite communication systems.

Eliminating the need for complex and expensive cooling systems, Sofant platform will enable Satellite Communications and 5G wireless networks to operate with 70% less power – a significant step forward as 5G adoptions accelerates towards one billion users by 2022.

This announcement comes as Sofant gears up for its first Series A round, to scale its business in Edinburgh and and triple its headcount over the contract period. This will create numerous highly skilled jobs within Scotland’s engineering sector.

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