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Magnitude Space becomes Hiber

(27 November 2017 - Hiber) To reflect the importance of the launch of their Low Power Global Area Network (LPGAN) in 2018, international satellite and communication company, Magnitude Space, is rebranding as Hiber.

Magnitude Space has become synonymous with making access to global connectivity for IOT low power, affordable and easy to integrate. Their LPGAN, launching early 2018, will revolutionise access, making them a global internet service company rather than space-focussed only. This is a significant evolution for the Dutch corporation and the new name encapsulates this change.

Becoming an internet-first service company reflects Hiber’s global ambitions and culture. Hiber’s mission is based on the belief that making technology accessible to all can improve the lives of everyone on the globe, not just the first-world. Helping tackle climate change, grow crops more efficiently, manage natural resources better and even protect wild animals are just a few of Hiber’s goals. Hiber’s LPGAN service delivers affordable access to their global satellite network and means data can now be easily and cheaply transferred via the internet from the remotest locations.

‘By launching the first truly global, affordable low power network, Hiber has the potential to make a real impact to the lives of everyone across our planet’, stated CEO, Ernst Peter Hovinga. ‘Enabling people everywhere with ways to deploy existing applications into new territories as well as to develop new and innovative ideas. This will have an enormous positive effect on the lives and livelihoods of people globally.’

‘Our DNA is friendly and approachable, with services that are easy to use and very accessible. Everything about the new Hiber brand from the name, to the logo, colour and how we speak reflects this. Hiber is a brand that makes ‘doing business’ easy and we believe people will really engage with this.’

‘To that end, Hiber is no longer a ‘space’ company. We are an ‘Earth’ company. Our mission is to work with and enable business partners and individuals wherever they are on our beautiful planet. To make life on Earth better for all’, concluded Hovinga.

The name ‘Hiber’ is based around the idea of hibernation and highlights the store-and-forward tech being used in Hiber’s LPGAN. The modem literally hibernating until a satellite passes over. Hence, a bear being the new Hiber logo. The bear transcends different cultures, creeds and languages as they are recognised internationally, providing an approachable, friendly ‘face’ of the brand in a very techcentric and ’cold’ sector.

The opening of Hiber’s new R&D centre in Delft, Holland, highlights the company’s position at the heart of Netherland’s new space industry. Working in collaboration with Hyperion and ISISpace, the teams at Delft will develop soft and hardware for enhanced connectivity and facilitate the launch of even more satellites.

Hiber, formerly Magnitude Space, is a global service provider who’s affordable LPGAN and low cost modems mean anyone anywhere can now monitor anything. Creating limitless possibilities everywhere.