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Skylo inks deal with Inmarsat to enable narrowband IoT over satellite solution

Skylo to connect sensors and machines in remote areas, across oceans, and in dense metropolitan areas.

Skylo, a satellite-based narrow-band (NB) IoT solution company, has announced that Inmarsat will provide the satellite capacity backbone to deliver its IoT solutions for connecting machines and sensors.

The agreement pairs Inmarsat’s satellite network with IoT solution that provides remotely located application users with real-time, actionable insights, helping improve efficiencies, increase profits, improve sustainability, and save lives.

The solution is available now in India through a partnership with in-country partner BSNL and expansion plans will be announced later this year.

Commenting on the partnership, Rajeev Suri, Inmarsat Chief Executive Officer, said: “The most effective IoT solutions require a truly resilient and flexible network that can scale as demand grows. Inmarsat’s industry-leading L-band network provides a unique capability for enabling the billions of connected IoT devices in India and across the world that are being deployed at an extraordinary speed.  We are delighted to work with Skylo to provide the IoT fabric that matches their ambition.”

Parth Trivedi, Co-founder and CEO of Skylo, added: “Skylo makes simple, reliable IoT connectivity available to everyone at disruptively affordable rates. Even more attractive than a sharp increase in adoption due to low barrier-to-entry, is deploying critical new business capabilities as machine data becomes readily available and accessible. Our global IoT connectivity fabric makes way for thousands of life-changing applications — from managing vaccine efficacy during delivery, to advancing precision farming, to provide early warnings in the event of natural disasters. We look forward to expanding globally and making our platform available to small and large enterprises, companies deploying new sensors, systems integrators, distributors, Governments and OEMs.”