Inmarsat reveals leasing service for satellite IoT start-ups
Inmarsat has launched a new leasing service for start-ups and organisations providing internet of things solutions over satellite.
The new leasing service offers IoT solution providers the ability to build flexible, virtual satellite networks using Inmarsat’s ELERA global L-band network.
Usually, IoT satellite start-ups look to create an entirely new satellite constellation in the early stage of their development, which Inmarsat says is not necessary. Not only does it require a multi-million dollar investment and many years to launch, but it is also restrictive as small constellations lack flexibility and coverage.
Enabled by Inmarsat’s Dynamic Lease Management capabilities, the new offering presents the ability to flexibly alter satellite networks, depending on a company’s business needs.
This flexibility allows customers to change the geographical focus of the beam they lease and the bandwidth power it provides, something traditional leasing services can’t do as they usually only offer static access to a particular beam or set of beams.
The new approach also allows IoT solution providers to control how much coverage they need, helping reduce the amount they spend on network infrastructure.
Mike Carter, President, Inmarsat Enterprise said: “Many IoT solution providers feel they must invest in their own satellites to deliver IoT everywhere, but this simply isn’t the case – and can be too much, too soon. When it comes to connecting your operations in remote locations, there’s no better option than satellite connectivity delivered via our ELERA global network.
“With our new IoT Leasing service, our customers can focus on what they do best – be that developing hardware, applications, or customer experience – and leave us to provide reliable, seamless satellite connectivity. We’re thrilled to be able to support more and more businesses around the world to achieve their ambitions, removing the connectivity worries that too often hold businesses back.”
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