Inmarsat, JT Group Develops Global IoT
November 24, 2017
global network will combine Inmarsat’s existing satellite communication
infrastructure and cellular data provided by JT. This will enable
Inmarsat’s customers to access a global connectivity network from a
single provider to deliver the next generation of IoT technology.
Paul Gudonis, President of Inmarsat Enterprise, said: “This is a hugely
important partnership for Inmarsat. Integrating a global cellular
solution with our satellite communication network means that we can
provide all of the connectivity necessary for an IoT installation, to
anywhere in the world. This gives us a much more powerful offering when
we bring our IoT solutions to the market, as it means our customers only
need to liaise with one provider, not go to one company for satellite
connectivity and another for cellular data.”
the first demonstration of the transformative potential of a global IoT
network, JT and Inmarsat have worked with IoT and M2M solutions provider
Actility to establish a smart city initiative in Kigali, Rwanda.
The satellite-enabled, city-wide IoT network utilises JT’s M2M SIM cards
within Actility’s base stations to create the connectivity gateways
required for IoT applications. This connectivity solution has enabled a
variety of large scale IoT projects to be deployed in Kigali, including
a smart bus project, real-time monitoring of air pollution levels,
precision farming and a connected surveillance system.
Tom Noel, Managing Director, International
Division at JT said: “We are delighted to be supporting Inmarsat in
rolling out a global connectivity solution to support its IoT network.
With over 600 direct roaming partners, we can offer a multi-network
communications solution that spans almost every country in the world,
and our M2M SIM solution is purpose-built to deliver the connectivity
required for IoT.
“We are looking forward to taking this partnership with Inmarsat forward
and continuing to service our customers with high-speed, reliable
connectivity, wherever they are in the world.”