Satellite IoT Connectivity - and Telecom26
23 September 2022

Satellite IoT Connectivity - and Telecom26

23 September 2022

As a fast-growing, independent, global mobile and maritime operator with our own network core and operational assets, Telecom26’s team of global connectivity experts use both cellular and satellite to connect our customers – and are always looking for opportunities to enhance our coverage on-land and at sea.

This recently published report The Satellite IoT Communications Market – 2nd Edition from Berg Insight caught the eye of our IoT connectivity team and provides some interesting data and analysis of the latest trends and developments in the satellite IoT connectivity market.

The report notes that:

“Satellite connectivity provides a complement to terrestrial cellular and non-cellular networks in remote locations, especially useful for applications in agriculture, asset tracking, maritime and intermodal transportation, oil and gas industry exploration, utilities, construction and governments”
“The global satellite IoT communications market is growing at a good steady pace”

“The global satellite IoT subscriber base exceeded 3.9 million in 2021 and is projected to reach 21.2 million units in 2026”

IoT Connectivity 

In recent blogs we have looked at how and why connectivity is still key to the success of IoT networks.

As the Berg report points out only about 10 percent of the Earth’s surface has access to terrestrial connectivity services which leaves a massive opportunity for satellite IoT communications”.

At Telecom26 we are helping with the rollout of IoT networks across a range of vertical markets identified by Berg: “agriculture, asset tracking, maritime and intermodal transportation, oil and gas industry exploration, utilities, construction and governments”.

You can read more in these previous blogs:

For the most part, our IoT customers are not concerned about what kind of network they are using. To them they are on the Telecom26 network using our Global eSIM cards which provide connectivity regardless of where in the world an IoT device is located.

However, despite our ability to provide high-quality and reliable connectivity in practically every country in the world, we are always looking for ways to improve our service.

We are tracking a number of new initiatives in the satellite market which are focusing on low-earth orbit nano satellite concepts. According to Berg “while most rely on proprietary satellite connectivity technologies to support IoT devices, several are starting to leverage terrestrial wireless IoT connectivity technologies”. 

One of these disruptor companies is Sateliot, the first company to build a satellite network dedicated to providing 5G connectivity to IoT devices. 

Telecom26 will shortly be announcing details of its partnership with Sateliot, which will expand our global IoT connectivity to include NB-IoT.   We are part of Sateliot’s exclusive early adopter’s programme which offers early access to their satellite NB-IoT network at privileged pricing.   

Sateliot’s constellation network, which is still being built and tested, will complement Telecom’s 26 strong terrestrial cellular footprint, extending our IoT coverage into maritime and even the most remote regions in the world.

And, of course, we will continue to explore new partnerships to give our customers the most convenient and flexible options for their IoT applications.

Telecom26’s IoT Connectivity Pedigree

Finally, IoT Security is a subject that is almost always raised by our IoT customers and prospects.

To help share their knowledge, our IoT Security team put together a white paper: Security for critical infrastructure - The role of IoT and Non-Public Networks.

This 12-page document sets out the security vulnerabilities of IoT ecosystems - and discusses how Telecom26 solves these significant IoT Security issues.

If you’d like to find out how Telecom26 can help your organisation to embrace the benefits of IoT Networks, improve IoT connectivity and maximise IoT Security please contact us.


Catching-Up In-Person

Later in the year Telecom26 will be attending these major international trade fairs:

Mets Trade

15- 17 November



14–17 November 2022

Düsseldorf, Germany

If you, or one of your team, will be at any of these shows and would like to discuss our IoT and global connectivity services in-person then please book a meeting.

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