The global satellite IoT subscriber base to reach 15.7 million by 2025

According to a new research report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the global satellite IoT communications market is growing at a good steady pace. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global satellite IoT subscriber base grew to surpass 3.4 million in 2020.

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Totum achieves indoor, direct-to-satellite IoT connection, books 2mn advance orders

Totum, an innovator in satellite connectivity, announced the successful indoor operation of theirdirect-to-satellite IoT connectivity solution. Based on Totum’s groundbreaking wireless technology,which provides unprecedented reach from space, the demonstration showcased bidirectionalcommunication between a fully integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) and Totum’s low-earth orbit (LEO)satellite.

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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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Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates direct IoT connectivity via GEO satellite

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has successfully demonstrated the direct transmission of sensor data from multiple transmitters via a geostationary satellite. For the test transmission, the institute employed portable, ground-based transmitters equipped with small, omni-directional C-band antennas.

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Energy industry looks to the IoT to cut waste and drive down emissions, research finds

Energy businesses are increasingly looking to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to manage and minimise the impact of their operations on the environment. This is a key finding from an independent study commissioned by global mobile satellite company Inmarsat,

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Mining businesses identify IoT as essential to gaining a competitive edge, finds Inmarsat

Businesses in the mining industry are backing the Internet of Things (IoT) to help them retain their market share, as competition in the sector intensifies, the quality of seams decreases and profit margins are put under pressure.

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Consumers say in-person service is essential to create the connected home

CSG International, has announced results of its market survey The Future of the Digital Experience: Connected Service Edition. Through an independent research firm, CSG polled 2,000 consumers across five countries to learn how consumers will prefer to connect home automation and other smart devices

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Case study: Brazilian railways become connected from North to South with satellite solutions

Valec is an organisation which builds, maintains and operates Brazilian railways. The public company manages three railways: the North-South Railway, the West-East Integration Railway and the Centre-West Integration Railway. The organisation plays a major role in developing infrastructure across a very large territory in order to support the Brazillian economy.

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IoT on the Edge – Sand, satellites and the Southern Cross

Mining operation deploys satellite-based technology to protect workers and minimise environmental impacts. A multinational mining corporation runs the longest continually operating sand mine in Australia. As part of its operations, regular measurement of water quality and levels of bores is required to meet government regulations and minimise any negative impact on the environment.

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ORBCOMM launches new cargo security and condition monitoring solution

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced the new release of CargoWatch® Secure, a powerful, real-time cargo security and condition monitoring solution that provides complete shipment lifecycle awareness and visibility of dry and refrigerated cargo in transit and in storage.

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Star gazing – 5 predictions for M2M & IoT trends in 2016

Alright so we’re a couple of weeks into 2016 so I think I’m still within the prediction grace period? If you haven’t already you can read my review of 2015 on our blog and see how my predictions from 2015 stacked up.

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Cotecna expands reach into Africa with hybrid network from Orange Business Services

Cotecna has extended its hybrid network contract with Orange Business Services.

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Keeping tabs on road and rail shipments – why hybrid M2M solution are becoming all the rage

M2M communications for monitoring used to be a binary decision – GSM or satellite. But with technology costs falling, it is now affordable and viable to choose a hybrid model.

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EUSANET and Eutelsat Broadband introduce satellite-based broadband solution for rural Germany

EUSANET, a German provider of satellite-based broadband access solutions and Eutelsat Broadband have joined forces to deliver a new broadband solution for rural German communities by combining satellite-based Internet services with Wi-Fi networks.

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OriginGPS gets $1.75m funding and partners with Flex to add miniature GNSS modules to IoT devices

OriginGPS, a manufacturer of miniature Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions, has closed US$1.75 million of funding from existing shareholders and the technology accelerator, Lab IX.

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Satellites can be the launchpad for enhanced M2M services with complete coverage

Speaking to M2M Now as ORBCOMM is preparing to launch its next generation OG2 satellite constellation, chief executive officer Marc Eisenberg, explained why satellite isn’t just an expensive alternative to terrestrial communications in hard to reach locations. Eisenberg, who joined ORBCOMM in 2002 and has served in a variety of roles before being promoted to chief executive officer in

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