Five Ways on how Satellite Communications can Help Enhance IoT Operations

Five Ways on how Satellite Communications can Help Enhance IoT Operations

Satellite can provide a communications backbone, allowing wireless ATMs and mobile point-of-sale applications to operate seamlessly across large geographic areas.

Fremont, CA: We sometimes ignore the significance of satellite technology in delivering critical communication linkages to remote locations when terrestrial networks are unavailable or out of reach. Despite the widespread deployment of terrestrial networks, many places worldwide remain unconnected and rely on satellite communication. It is either physically impossible to link customers at sea or in the air without satellites, or there is no commercial justification to justify the expenses of laying fiber to remote, sparsely populated places. As a result, satellite technology plays a critical role in enabling new applications and business processes, bringing the Internet of Things to life. Here are five benefits of satellite communications in IoT:

Creating sustainable cities

Cities worldwide are using the Internet of Things to drive energy-saving measures and smarter resource allocation to help make cities more sustainable; for instance, satellite is essential for extending smart grids to remote areas where terrestrial networks fall short.

Revolutionizing transportation infrastructure

In the global transportation scene, broadband connectivity on trains, freight vehicles, and maritime vessels is a growing trend, and satellite communications play a critical role in allowing innovative mobility services.

Connecting remote assets

Satellites provide the crucial communication means for conducting remote facility monitoring and real-time asset management at unmanned sites and offshore platforms, which are vital for business operations that extend to geographically isolated areas.

Aid in mobile banking and retail

Satellite can provide a communications backbone, allowing wireless ATMs and mobile point-of-sale applications to operate seamlessly across large geographic areas.

Promoting the use of sensor networks

To help their offshore exploration initiatives, energy and mining corporations are looking at using satellite-based sensor networks more extensively.

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