Industry Leaders Align to Advance Global Connectivity for Direct-to-Device and IoT Services

 Wicklow, Ireland – April 3rd 2024 – Druid Software, a leading provider of cellular core technology for private networks and neutral host solutions, today announced its membership in the Mobile Satellite Services Association (MSSA) – an industry effort to advance the development of direct-to-device (D2D) and IoT connectivity through an ecosystem of Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) providers that are committed to seamlessly extending mobile coverage globally.

MSSA – launched in February 2024 – seeks to develop a global ecosystem utilizing L- and S-band spectrum already allocated and licensed for mobile satellite services (MSS), which is well-suited for integration into a broad range of mobile devices. Through the coordinated deployment of technical standards and enhancement of regulatory frameworks, the MSSA drives new initiatives to foster support for MSS-based services leveraging the 3GPP mobile standards.

The Association’s founding members, along with other ecosystem players, support integrating terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) to deliver scalable, sustainable, and affordable connectivity to any device, anytime, anywhere. Emerging D2D services can expand connectivity and enable competition across multiple large and diverse segments, including cellular, industrial, government, agriculture, automotive, and others.

“Druid Software, with its rich history of supporting the Satellite ecosystem, looks forward to collaborating and accelerating the deployment of 3GPP standards based non-terrestrial network  services alongside our MSSA partners,” said Richard Swardh, VP of Sales NTN. “Together as a team, we will be able to advance the adoption and create new opportunities in both the D2D and IoT ecosystem.”

“MSSA has a vision of integrating terrestrial and non-terrestrial network (NTN) services to deliver scalable, sustainable, and affordable connectivity to any device, anytime, anywhere,” said Mark Dankberg, Board Chairman of MSSA. “We are pleased to have Druid Software join our charge in embracing the power of satellites to help bridge the digital divide.”

For more information on the formation and mission of MSSA, visit the Association’s website and follow us on LinkedIn. #MSSAssociation


About Druid Software
Druid Software is a core cellular network software company based in Ireland. Established in 2000 Druid has evolved into one of the world’s leaders in Private 5G & 4G Cellular technology over the last 23 years. Druids RAEMIS platform is a mature 3GPP compliant 5G & 4G core network, with unique features designed specifically for business and mission-critical use.

Druid’s mature RAEMIS platform is in use today by ISPs and Enterprises for mission-critical environments all over the world. Druid’s technology enables solutions in different areas including Enterprise Communications, IoT, Mobile Edge Computing, NTN (non-terrestrial Networks), Neutral Host, and Public Safety.

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 Media Contacts:
Tadhg Kenny, Head of Marketing & PR at Druid Software


Heather Chesterman or Mary Placido
Inventures for the Mobile Satellite Services Association (MSSA)