Satellite connectivity is playing a crucial role in filling the gaps for IoT devices deployed in remote areas with limited or no cellular coverage. According to research director Kathryn Weldon from GlobalData, satellite IoT connectivity revenue is growing at a much faster rate than traditional satellite connectivity revenue, making it a top priority for satellite vendors and service providers.
While satellite IoT connectivity has been available for many years, recent developments in low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite technologies have made it even more viable. Companies have figured out cost-effective solutions by launching stages of satellites instead of building an entire constellation, resulting in a new wave of satellite vendors focusing on LEOs.
To meet the increasing demand for satellite IoT connectivity, mobile network operators like Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, and Skyle have formed partnerships with satellite providers. These collaborations provide organizations with IoT fleets a continuum of coverage, from cellular networks to satellites. As such, there is a growing trend of partnering between operators and satellite providers.
As part of IoT Week, CRN has compiled a list of five satellite IoT connectivity solutions that can help organizations keep their devices connected in remote areas with little to no cellular coverage. These solutions aim to enable seamless communication and data transmission for IoT devices deployed in challenging environments.
In conclusion, satellite IoT connectivity is becoming an essential component for organizations deploying IoT devices in remote areas with limited cellular coverage. As more and more satellite vendors and service providers focus on LEO technologies, the availability and viability of satellite IoT connectivity solutions continue to expand.
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