How Is Satellite Communication Beneficial In IoT Movement

Satellite technology is critical in enabling new applications and business processes that are making the Internet of Things a reality.  

Fremont, CA: The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) revolution intends to bring a slew of new services enabled by the inexorable trend toward a linked network of gadgets and pave the way for the next wave of disruptive innovations.

Despite the expansion of terrestrial networks too so many regions of the world, many areas remain unconnected and rely on satellite access. It is impossible to link consumers at sea or even in the air without employing a satellite. Therefore there is no business justification for the cost of bringing fiber to be remote, sparsely populated areas. As a result, satellite technology is critical in enabling new applications and business processes that are making the Internet of Things a reality. Below are the top characteristics of satellite communications for the Internet of Things movement: 

Connecting remote assets

Satellites provide the required communication method for conducting remote facility surveillance and real-time asset management at unmanned sites and offshore platforms, extending business operations to remote areas.

Driving the use of sensor networks

Energy and mining corporations are considering expanding their use of satellite-based sensor networks to help with offshore exploration operations.

Transforming transportation infrastructure

Broadband connectivity on trains, freight vehicles, and maritime boats is a growing major player in the global transportation environment, and satellite communications are key to allowing innovative mobility services.

Developing sustainable cities

Cities around the world are harnessing the power of IoT to drive energy efficiency measures and smarter resource allocation to help make cities more sustainable; for example, the satellite is critical to enabling smart grids to be extended to remote regions where terrestrial infrastructure does not exist.


Ensuring a high quality of service is always a fundamental need for efficient IoT implementations in an era of rising communications traffic. Carrier-integrated providers must collaborate with a satellite provider with a dependable network that supports applications, including remote asset monitoring, to ensure consistent, always-on connectivity.


The networking of intelligent gadgets will give rise to a new breed of innovative IoT applications. The potential scope of the IoT, to include billions of devices worldwide, necessitates ubiquitous network connectivity between satellite providers and carrier integrated services, even in rural regions.


Terrestrial networks can be expensive to build in distant areas; therefore, mobile satellite programs generally get regarded as a more cost-effective communications technology than other contemporary satellite platforms.

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