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IoT
13th November 2017
Duo accelerate adoption of smart agriculture solutions

Global mobile satellite communications provider, Inmarsat, has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with Pessl Instruments, a provider of advanced agriculture technology solutions, to become its sole connectivity and platforms provider. The partnership promises to speed up the adoption of IoT in the agricultural sector by making it possible for customers to take advantage of IoT anywhere on the planet.

IoT
8th November 2017
Duo develop comprehensive global IoT network

In order to enable Inmarsat to deliver a holistic connectivity solution for IoT technology, the company has announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with international telecommunications provider JT Group (formerly Jersey Telecom). The 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 conne...

IoT
13th October 2017
IoT to fuel a green farming revolution

The world’s steadily growing population is set to place a great deal of pressure on land and food resources. As a consequence the Internet of Things (IoT) will play an increasingly important role in helping the agriculture sector become more efficient, productive and sustainable.

IoT
29th September 2017
Mining industry moves towards automation and IoT

  New research by Inmarsat has found that the health and safety of staff stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the mining industry’s move towards automation and IoT. According to the global mobile satellite company, IoT will play an increasingly important role in helping mining companies meet their obligations to their staff, governments, the environment and shareholders.

IoT
14th September 2017
Connectivity is key to unlocking IoT's energy sector potential

According to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, energy companies will struggle to derive the maximum value from the Internet of Things (IoT) without access to radically improved, reliable, high-speed connectivity. The study found that while the overwhelming majority of energy companies are in the process of deploying or developing IoT solutions, low rates of connectivity are preventing them from realising the full benefits that I...

Automotive
13th September 2017
Satcom to connect Brazil from North to South

Valec is an organisation which builds, maintains and operates Brazilian railways. The public company manages three railways: the North-South Railway, the West-East Integration Railway and the Centre-West Integration Railway. The organisation plays a major role in developing infrastructure across a very large territory in order to support the Brazillian economy.

IoT
11th August 2017
IoT tech brings smart metering to rural locations

Bordering the western branch of the Tennessee River and often referred to as the gateway to Middle Tennessee is Benton County. Aside from the city of Camden, the only other largely populated areas are the agrarian communities of Big Sandy and Holladay. The county’s electricity requirements are met by Benton County Electric System (BCES), whose 38 employees work to deliver power to more than 10,000 customers. BCES’s philosophy is ...

IoT
3rd August 2017
Skills gap slowing IoT innovation in the energy sector

According to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, if energy companies are to successfully deploy Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity, they must upskill current employees and/or embark on recruitment drive. The research found that while the vast majority of energy companies have their sights set on IoT, a significant proportion lack the skills needed to take advantage of the tec...

IoT
7th July 2017
IoT accelerating the globalisation of food production

An Internet of Things (IoT) research study from Inmarsat, has found that agritech businesses are helping many food producers to meet increasingly stringent import requirements by monitoring production, food hygiene, and sustainability through the use of IoT. This will accelerate the globalisation of food production by enabling developing country food producers to export to developed economies, where these regulations originate from.

IoT
22nd June 2017
IoT: the top priority in driving digital transformation

According to global research findings published by Inmarsat, IoT has become the leading technology for digital transformation and is the number one priority for 92% of organisations. The Inmarsat Research Programme study focusing on the enterprise application of the Internet of Things (IoT) revealed that machine learning (38%), robotics (35%), and 3D printing (31%) were also key requirements for effectively delivering digital transformation ...

Analysis
23rd May 2017
Empowering African students to embrace the IoT

A Smart Cities Education Programme has been kicked-off by Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services. The programme features a range of initiatives designed to educate and empower the next generation of students and entrepreneurs in Africa. It has been launched initially in Rwanda but will be replicated in other countries in the continent, and aims to accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and smar...

IoT
12th May 2017
LoRaWAN infrastructure to enable development of IoT applications

Inmarsat will deploy LoRaWAN (a form of LPWAN or Low Power Wide Area Network) infrastructure around the city of Kigali to support the Rwandan capital’s flagship smart city project. The network, which will be active for an initial period of a year from 1st May, will be the connectivity platform for a variety of IoT applications, and will provide a blueprint for smart city projects throughout Africa.

IoT
11th May 2017
IoT network supports smart city initiative in Kigali

In order to support the city of Kigali's flagship smart city project, Inmarsat will deploy LoRaWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) infrastructure around Rwandan's capital. The network, which will be active for an initial period of a year from 1st May, will be the connectivity platform for a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and will provide a blueprint for smart city projects throughout Africa.

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