Astrocast and iWire sign a partnership for the development of an IoT end-to-end solution

20 October 2021

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Astrocast and iWire sign a partnership for the development of an IoT end-to-end solution in the asset tracking area using Sigfox and Astrocast Satellite IoT connectivity

October 20, 2021

DUBAÏ, UAE — Astrocast announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with iWire Group, aiming to have both companies becoming technology partners. The two companies believe in building sustainable infrastructure for deploying mass IoT solutions and will cooperate in offering IoT end-to-end solutions using different connectivity technologies. As the first step of this partnership, Astrocast and iWire will collaborate in the development and production of devices equipped with both Sigfox terrestrial connectivity and Astrocast Satellite IoT (SatIoT) services to offer an ubiquitous IoT end-to-end solution to iWire’s customers.

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Ahmed Fasih Akhtar, Founder and CEO of iWire Group, and Fabien Jordan, Founder and CEO of Astrocast, after signing the MoU at GITEX Global 2021 in Dubai.

“We are thrilled to kick-off this partnership. Alongside iWire, Astrocast will demonstrate how SatIoT can supplement existing LPWAN networks and enable very neat IoT solutions for remote areas.”

said Fabien Jordan CEO at Astrocast

This partnership will cover applications development in numerous countries in Asia and the Middle East.

“There is a unique opportunity to deliver immense value in the communities we serve using innovative technologies and sustainable solutions and we are excited to partner with Astrocast to enhance our offer.”

said Ahmed Fasih Akhtar, Founder, CEO of iWire Group

Astrocast is excited to attend GITEX Technology Week 2021, as part of the iWire Global Pavilion at the Dubai World Trade Center. Both partners will demonstrate the benefits of the complementarity between space and terrestrial IoT:
• Satellite’s ubiquity guarantees continuous asset tracking in remote areas
• Low-latency communications from assets all the way back to headquarters
• Ultra-low power terminals with dual communication systems
• Satellite L-band spectrum enabling small and low-profile patch antennas
• Two-way communications

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About Astrocast: Now a listed company, Astrocast SA is the most advanced global nanosatellite IoT network to tackle challenges in industries such as Agriculture & Livestock, Oil, Gas & Mining, Maritime, Environmental, Connected Vehicles, and IoT devices. The Astrocast network enables companies to monitor, track, assess, and communicate with critical remote assets from anywhere in the world. In partnership with Airbus, CEA/LETI, the European Space Agency, and Thuraya, Astrocast developed Astronode S, a cutting-edge module featuring low profile L-band antenna, ultra-low power consumption, and a small form factor. Founded in 2014 by a renowned team of experts, Astrocast designs builds, and tests all its products in-house, from the satellites to the modules. The Astrocast network will consist of 100 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) nanosatellites. For more information, visit www.astrocast.com


About iWire: iWire is an IoT solution provider offering innovative solutions to connect devices to the Internet, operating in the UAE since 2017, and is now expanding its network in India, KSA, Turkey, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, and Tunisia. As an IoT Service Provider, it offers IoT solutions to enterprises, governments, smart cities, utilities, and tech companies. iWire provides a unique proposition to its customers by providing “DAAS” (Device as a Service), which reduces the CAPEX costs for its customers. For more information, visit www.iwiregroup.com


Media contact
Fatima Vigil
Head of Marketing
Astrocast
media@astrocast.com

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