Eutelsat Launches Integrated IoT Connectivity Service Via Satellite

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Eutelsat Launches Integrated IoT Connectivity Service Via Satellite

Eutelsat Communications announced the launch of a pioneering IoT Connectivity Service Via Satellite service by the name of “Eutelsat IoT FIRST”. After recently unveiling its ELO constellation of nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit, dedicated to the Internet of Things, Eutelsat has now made another step towards becoming a leading satellite IoT company.

The fully integrated IoT connectivity service operates in Ku-band via Eutelsat’s geostationary satellites. Targeted companies include selected satellite service providers, telecom operators and IoT service providers. At a price point proposed to be on a par with cellular-based IoT connectivity services via satellite, Eutelsat IoT FIRST integrates satellite terminals, space and ground segments, packaged within an API-based service delivery framework.
Eutelsat addresses the connectivity challenges of industries spanning across retail, banking and security, through to energy, mining and agriculture, which seek a cost-effective and reliable IoT solution to connect their fixed assets, wherever of their location may be. Eutelsat IoT FIRST also acts as an IoT backhaul service, enabling telecom operators to connect IoT base stations and gateways to their core network. Currently focusing on treating fixed assets, Eutelsat plans to expand its portfolio of IoT services to incorporate the connectivity of mobile assets next year.
The ground infrastructure designed to serve Eutelsat IoT FIRST consists of a network of IoT-specific hubs hosted at teleports across the globe, which are monitored and controlled 24/7 by Eutelsat’s service delivery team from Turin, Italy.
Luis Jimenez-Tunon, Group Executive Vice President Data Business of Eutelsat said:

The reliability and boundless reach that satellite offers means that it will have an integral role in the IoT sector and in this regard, I am delighted to launch ‘Eutelsat IoT FIRST”’, named in the honour of this service being a pioneer of its kind and Eutelsat’s inaugural solution in its ambitious IoT roadmap.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Eutelsat

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