The 2 companies introduced on July 20 that they’re working collectively to create a twin 5G NB-IoT connectivity service. By means of 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 supply 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 gadgets would have the ability to connect with each present terrestrial networks and the satellite tv for pc community due to its compatibility with 3GPP requirements and beforehand present NB-IoT connectivity gadgets.
Later this yr, Telefónica Tech and TGS need 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 revolutionary providers in the marketplace. We’re satisfied that a lot of these options will assist us to consolidate our place as a benchmark in IoT due to our Kite platform and different innovation tasks primarily based 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 clients who require full protection utilizing the identical NB-IoT gadgets that the trade already has,” commented Carlos Carazo, expertise & technical operations director of IoT and Huge Information at Telefónica Tech.
This alliance suits with Sateliot’s go-to-market plan to collaborate with cell community suppliers and supply a satellite-based IoT roaming answer. The enterprise has one satellite tv for pc in house, 3B5GSAT, and earlier this yr secured a ten million euro Sequence A financing spherical.