OQ Technology reveals patent portfolio in the US and Europe to improve satellite communications

5G satellite operator OQ Technology has revealed six pending patent applications in the USA and in Europe that will improve satellite-based IoT and M2M communications in remote locations. OQ Technology’s patent applications include a “wake-up” technology for satellite IoT (Internet of things) devices, IoT device localisation, frequency and timing synchronisation, inter-satellite link technology and satellite

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What does SpaceX’s acquisition of Swarm say about space IoT?

SpaceX is notoriously quiet when it comes to mergers, and so it came with great surprise that a company had been acquired by the spaceflight company and that company was one that deals in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Mining company Katanga awards Speedcast with multi-year connectivity contract

Speedcast, a communications and IT services provider, announced that the company has been selected by Mining Company Katanga for a three-year contract to deliver satellite connectivity services to its headquarters and a major mine complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mining Company Katanga is a Congolese mining contractor based in Lubumbashi.

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First blended connectivity capabilities for IoT claimed by Soracom

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, announced the launch of Soracom Arc, a service that allows anyone developing IoT solutions to leverage Soracom’s IoT platform using any internet connection, including cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and satellite.

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Speedcast completes oil & gas performance testing on Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite for Brazil’s Petrobras

Speedcast, a communications and IT services provider, has completed an oil and gas industry performance testing of Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite using data provided by Brazil’s state-owned petroleum company, Petrobras.

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IoT space tech firm Hiber appoints three to Board, wins EU funding and Dutch icon status

Dutch IoT space technology start-up firm Hiber, which launched the Internet of Things satellite network for remote areas and developing countries, is celebrating a successful start to 2020.

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Arqiva delivers new satellite solution for UK Power Networks to replace legacy paging-based system with portable terminals

Arqiva, a UK communications and infrastructure media services provider, has been selected by Britain’s electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, to provide a new Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) M2M solution for its secondary Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network.

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Can IoT satellite services support industries ranging from energy to manufacturing? With nanosatellites they may

A new nanosatellite space internet network is going live soon. The company behind it is Hiber and, ahead of the big day, Coen Janssen, director of Business Intelligence at Hiber tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan about its flagship customers like the British Antarctic Survey and EduClima. Here he explains how its IoT network could aid a

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‘Raptor’ SMD antenna from Antenova claimed to pinpoint a location within centimetres

Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), has developed a new SMD positioning antenna.

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Nano-satellite start-up recognised by AWS as it aims to bring low power IoT connections to remote areas

‘NewSpace’ start-up Hiber was named as the Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Commercial Startup Launch of 2018 at the AWS re:Invent Conference at the Venetian Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevadaon Sunday. At the event, Hiber announced the official launch of its nano-satellite powered solution,

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SAINTS programme launched in UK to use space data to solve real-world problems

The Situational Awareness Information National Technology Service (SAINTS) has launched in North East England by the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence.

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IoT module caters to sustained European demand for GSM / GPRS compact form factors

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has launched the GE310-GNSS. It is claimed to be the first IoT module with GSM/GPRS, multi-constellation satellite positioning and Bluetooth functionality, all in a 270mm2 form factor.

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Iridium to simplify adoption of IoT solutions beyond cellular coverage with Amazon Web Services

Iridium Communications Inc. has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and has been collaborating with AWS on the development of Iridium CloudConnect, the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that offers truly global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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Mining organisations are struggling to exploit mission-critical data created by industrial IoT applications

Organisations from the mining industry are struggling to take full advantage of the data gathered by their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications due to connectivity challenges.

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Businesses expect industrial IoT to boost their revenues by US$154mn, Inmarsat study finds

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to make a sizeable contribution to the economy by 2023. This is according to a new global study launched by the mobile satellite communications company,

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Seeed announces two new IoT development boards using u-blox technology

u‑blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, announced that its modules will be at the core of two new developer boards. The boards, which are designed and produced by Seeed,

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