eSAT Global joins IMC to drive low-cost GEO satellite IoT connectivity

eSAT Global joins IMC to drive low-cost GEO satellite IoT connectivity

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

A provider of low-cost geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO) satellite connectivity for IoT devices, eSAT Global has joined the IoT M2M Council, the largest community of qualified IoT buyers, to enable collaboration with leading IoT industry practitioners to develop the best satellite solutions for their needs. eSAT Global is getting ready to bring direct-to-satellite connectivity to mass-IoT devices using GEO satellites, which offer greater capacity at lower per-message costs than alternatives, and without a need for terrestrial base stations or satellite launches.

eSAT’s service is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2023. Its partners are developing applications utilizing the company’s global connectivity, including asset tracking, environmental protection, and public safety. For its part, the IMC rank-and-file membership of 25,000 enterprise users and product makers (OEMs) covers 27 different vertical-markets that deploy IoT technology around the world.

“I have admired the IoT M2M Council and their leadership within the IoT Industry and feel privileged to be invited to join the Board of Governors,” said Rick Somerton, eSAT Global’s CEO. “Our aim is to do something that no satellite company has been able to do and that is take satellite connectivity to large-scale application with hundreds of millions of connected devices. I hope that, partnered with IMC members, we will successfully grow our businesses together.”

“Our group has gained a lot of interest from satellite connectivity providers looking to expand the reach of their offerings,” said Romil Bahl, the IMC Chairman and president and CEO of KORE, an influential IoT provider.

eSAT Global provides direct-to-satellite, ultra-low power, two-way, and low-latency narrowband connectivity for IoT devices anywhere on earth. The eSAT service requires no terrestrial infrastructure or back-haul, while providing global coverage with latency as low as below two seconds and guaranteed transmission.

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