Transforming supply chain visibility with Satellite IoT
30 Jun 2022 | 4 min read
According to Bearing Point, there will be an estimated 36 billion connected devices in the world by 2030 and spending on IoT world...
Recent advances in technology have enabled IoT deployments to expand significantly, with ease, and at scale. Integrators and end-users across a range of sectors are exploring blended communications solutions, from cellular to LPWAN, including Sigfox, LoRaWan, to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, to meet an array of business needs. Yet these connectivity solutions still provide coverage for only 15% of the world. From agriculture to asset tracking, there is a powerful demand for a truly global IoT solution.
The addition of satellite connectivity here creates a complete, blended solution to support any IoT deployment and deliver fully global coverage. However, the perceived cost, complexity, and lack of maturity of the satellite solution providers have, until recently, deterred this vital next step. The belief held by many integrators and businesses that satellite is inaccessible, complicated, and expensive is reinforced by the traditional satellite solutions which are not designed for IoT, using unnecessary high bandwidth at a cost that is not affordable for the majority of IoT use cases.
But this perception is no longer valid. The latest generation of affordable Satellite IoT (SatIoT) solutions is transforming the business case, allowing integrators to embed satellite within a blended IoT connectivity solution. Organisations can now work with the new wave of connectivity providers, that make SatIoT more accessible than ever before, meeting huge pent-up demand for IoT solutions that are both global and portable.
Clearly, this is a compelling market but integrators, and organisations alike, reading these lines may be wondering. How easy it is to embed SatIoT into existing solutions? And what are the essential components required to achieve both a powerful client offering and a successful deployment?
The addition of Astrocast SatIoT connectivity to the Soracom IoT solution provides integrators and end customers with the additional piece of the puzzle to extend IoT deployments effectively around the world. Organisations can access Astrocast SatIoT by subscribing to the Soracom platform, taking advantage of the seamless, secure integration to a choice of cloud services and deriving more value from their IoT investment.
With an affordable and accessible IoT platform, Soracom’s addition of Astrocast SatIoT will transform the ease with which integrators and businesses can explore the power of SatIoT. We look forward to building on our partnership with Soracom to accelerate innovation by combining our insight and knowledge of IoT, with the expertise of individuals on the ground, developing and using IoT.
Download the white paper “Expanding IoT Deployments with Cost-Effective Satellite IoT” to find out more about our partnership with Soracom and the value of a blended IoT solution including SatIoT to unlock the next wave of IoT innovation.