Rivada Space Networks believes the true vision of 5G and the Internet of Things — where endless small devices are connected at all times — is possible through selling satellite capacity on a wholesale basis. The company, based in Germany, is led by Irish entrepreneur Declan Ganley, who co-founded Broadnet, which offered internet and telecoms services in Europe in the late ‘90s. Under his leadership, Rivada Space Networks recently announced plans for a 600-satellite constellation.
In the following interview, Ganley and Brian Carney, senior vice president for Corporate Communications, spoke to Via Satellite about the company’s planned business model request for proposal to select vendors. The company is currently hiring a team in Germany, with other hires in the U.S., Ireland, and Asia.