Sateliot joins IMC to boost ubiquitous IoT connectivity

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Sateliot has joined forces with IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector.

The partnership is aimed at building awareness for Sateliot’s novel technology that merges low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity with conventional cellular networks under standard 5G protocol.


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According to the council, the combined connectivity service allows for ubiquitous global coverage at a fraction of the cost of traditional satellite connectivity. The industry-first solution can also be availed as part of Sateliot's Early Adopters Program (EAP).

"We welcome Sateliot and its unrivaled new technology to the IMC Board of Governors, and we expect to be hearing a lot more about it – and LEO technology in general – in the coming months," said IMC Chairman Romil Bahl.

“For its part, the IMC provides template RFPs to help its rank-and-file membership source IoT technology, organizes educational events, and provides tools to help assess IoT readiness,” added Bahl.

Sateliot launched its first satellite in March 2021. A broader constellation is scheduled to be launched by the first quarter of next year via Space Exploration Technologies Corp (also known as the SpaceX program).

"Our solution allows the same few-dollars NB-IoT RF module that works over cellular to connect, without any change in hardware, to our constellation of satellites, allowing basically seamless everywhere connectivity," said Sateliot CCO Gianluca Redolfi.

"We look at the IMC as an ideal platform to establish thought leadership in crucial vertical markets – IMC membership will drive awareness among buyers of IoT technology."