Eutelsat launches Satellite-based IoT First Connectivity Service

Eutelsat launches satellite-based IoT connectivity service

To take advantage of its recently launched constellation of nanosatellites in the low earth orbit, satellite operator Eutelsat has now progressed its ambition to become a leading IoT company by announcing the Eutelsat IoT first service.

The company describes IoT first as a fully integrated IoT connectivity service. It operates in Ku Band via Eutelsat’s geostationary satellites. The newly introduced service brings satellite terminals, ground and space segments, packaged with the help of an Application Program Interface (API) based service delivery framework, notes the announcement.

Executive Opinion

Group Executive Vice President Data Business of Eutelsat, Luis Jimenez-Tunon, 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 honor of this service is a pioneer of its kind and Eutelsat’s inaugural solution in its ambitious IoT roadmap."

The Eutelsat IoT First Service

The ground infrastructure to serve Eutelsat IoT First comprises a network of IoT specific hubs. These IoT hubs are hosted at teleports across the world. Also, hubs are monitored and controlled 24 x 7 by Eutelsat's service delivery team in Italy.

Eutelsat IoT First will also have a potential use case in the backhaul IoT, which enables the operators to connect IoT base stations and gateways to their core network. Eutelsat is now focusing on treating fixed assets, but next year will going to expand its portfolio of IoT services to incorporate the connectivity of mobile assets.

IoT First service is targeted at selected satellite service providers, telecom operators, and IoT service providers. The aim is to address the connectivity challenges in the industries ranging from banking, retail, and energy to security, agriculture, and mining. Irrespective of location, the service helps in achieving a reliable and cost-effective IoT system to connect with their fixed assets.

The service will be priced on a par with the cellular-based IoT connectivity services, says the announcement.

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