The 2 companies introduced on July 20 that they’re working collectively to create a twin 5G NB-IoT connectivity service. By its Telefónica Tech and Telefónica International Options (TGS) divisions, the Spanish telecoms agency is working with the satellite tv for pc Web of Issues enterprise Sateliot, which can also be headquartered in Spain. To offer IoT connection, the companies are aiming to mix Sateliot’s satellite tv for pc community with Telefónica Tech’s present terrestrial NB-IoT networks.
The ultimate product, created by Telefónica Tech, TGS, and Sateliot, would mix their managed IoT community, Kite, with Sateliot’s satellite tv for pc community. The units would have the ability to hook up with each present terrestrial networks and the satellite tv for pc community due to its compatibility with 3GPP requirements and beforehand current NB-IoT connectivity units.
Later this yr, Telefónica Tech and TGS wish to launch the primary pre-commercial shopper pilots. They’re specializing in the industries that would revenue from this connectivity in distant locations, together with agriculture, delivery, wind farms, photo voltaic farms, and cattle.
“At Telefónica Tech we proceed to evolve our connectivity portfolio with essentially the most progressive providers in the marketplace. We’re satisfied that all these options will assist us to consolidate our place as a benchmark in IoT due to our Kite platform and different innovation initiatives based mostly on virtualization and the deployment of the community within the cloud. 5G satellite tv for pc connectivity entry gives a standards-based reply to IoT prospects who require full protection utilizing the identical NB-IoT units that the business already has,” commented Carlos Carazo, know-how & technical operations director of IoT and Huge Knowledge at Telefónica Tech.
This alliance matches with Sateliot’s go-to-market plan to collaborate with cellular community suppliers and supply a satellite-based IoT roaming resolution. The enterprise has one satellite tv for pc in house, 3B5GSAT, and earlier this yr secured a ten million euro Sequence A financing spherical.