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Satellite IoT
The Next Generation of Communication for Global IoT

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Satellite IoT is positioned as the next evolution of communication systems for IoT applications.

Satellite communication protocols are fast being integrated to cellular technology.  This is the purpose of 5G Non Terresterial Networks (5G NTN) and IoT applications are on the leading edge of the roadmap.  The use of small messages at regular intervals is well suited to these new satellite services.

Enabled by commercial launch vehicles such as SpaceX and RocketLab, the new generation of satellite providers are addressing two distinct purposes:  Broadband internet and low cost IoT.

Low cost space IoT connectivity is especially active with several vendors with working systems.  The attractions of these systems derives from:

  • Global coverage via a single vendor

  • Exceptionally low cost of monthly data

  • Ease of software integration via simple APIs

  • Attractive cost of hardware modules and hardware development


We have been assessing the potential of the many platform operators and using their development kits to understand the practical potential.  Through our testing experience, practical trial results and discussions with satellite vendors we have a clear view of the capability of satellite IoT and the practicalities of taking ideas into action.

There are diverse applications that low cost Satellite IoT is well suited to:

  • Asset tracking, e.g. containers, vehicles, remote equipment

  • Environmental monitoring, e.g. water quality, land slips, predator traps

  • Infrastructure, e.g. utility assets, bridges, building, construction projects

  • Telecoms monitoring, the value of satellite IoT when everything else is at risk of failure

  • Agriculture and Forestry

  • Marine, e.g. boats, buoys, moorings

Talk to us to discover how Satellite IoT and 5G NTN offers new opportunity and improved efficiency for industrial applications.

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