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Sofant Technologies

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Unattributed VC - VI | Alive

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Last Raised

$5.05M | 6 mos ago

About Sofant Technologies

Sofant provides smart antenna technology that helps to reduce the cost of producing and operating wireless network equipment while helping in performance. It offers a radio-frequency microelectromechanical technology to help in the cost and power consumption of high-frequency antenna systems for 5G and SatCom. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Headquarters Location

Scottish Microelectronics Centre Alexander Crum Brown Road

Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 3FF,

United Kingdom

+44 131 650 5638

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Sofant Technologies Patents

Sofant Technologies has filed 8 patents.

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Radio frequency antenna types, Antennas (radio), Radio electronics, Microwave technology, Wireless networking


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Radio frequency antenna types, Antennas (radio), Radio electronics, Microwave technology, Wireless networking



Latest Sofant Technologies News

Sofant Technologies and Inmarsat Government Join Forces to Create Advanced Phased Array Antenna for Aircraft

May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023  |  Editorial Team Sofant Technologies , a leading innovator in advanced antenna technologies, and Inmarsat Government , the leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. government , are working together to revolutionize the communication capabilities of airborne platforms. The collaboration will combine their respective expertise to develop an innovative solution that addresses the government's airborne users’ growing demand for efficient, low-profile communication systems. The new phased array antenna will leverage Sofant’s core technology to produce a compact, lightweight, and low-power terminal, which will enable reliable, seamless high-speed global coverage on a wider range of aircraft through Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) network , the world’s first and only high-throughput commercial wideband network available worldwide. This includes seamless switching on the GX commercial network ’s global service beams and Inmarsat’s high-capacity, global military Ka-band (Mil Ka) network’s steerable beams . David Wither , CEO, Sofant Technologies, said, "We are thrilled to partner with  Inmarsat Government  on this development program. By leveraging our leading-edge antenna technology, we aim to deliver a transformative solution that will redefine communication capabilities for  airborne platforms . This collaboration aligns with our vision of revolutionizing  connectivity  in the  aerospace industry  and beyond. We are confident that our joint efforts will yield exceptional results." Steve Gizinski , President, Inmarsat Government, said, " We are dedicated to providing cutting-edge communication solutions that empower our  customers  to excel in their missions. Collaborating with Sofant Technologies allows us to push the boundaries of innovation further, and together, we will develop a  phased array antenna  that sets new industry standards. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in meeting the government’s growing demand for secure and reliable connectivity worldwide." The development collaboration between Sofant Technologies and the Inmarsat Government underscores their commitment to driving advancements in airborne communication technology . By combining their strengths and expertise, they are poised to reshape the future of connectivity for airborne platforms, ensuring safer and more efficient operations in the sky.

Sofant Technologies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Sofant Technologies founded?

    Sofant Technologies was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Sofant Technologies's headquarters?

    Sofant Technologies's headquarters is located at Scottish Microelectronics Centre, Edinburgh.

  • What is Sofant Technologies's latest funding round?

    Sofant Technologies's latest funding round is Unattributed VC - VI.

  • How much did Sofant Technologies raise?

    Sofant Technologies raised a total of $22.97M.

  • Who are the investors of Sofant Technologies?

    Investors of Sofant Technologies include Kelvin Capital, EMV Capital, Scottish Enterprise, NetScientific, Future Fund and 12 more.

  • Who are Sofant Technologies's competitors?

    Competitors of Sofant Technologies include RF Controls and 4 more.

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