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Corporate adoption of industrial IoT has spiralled upwards in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to new research from Inmarsat. The UK satellite comms provider said 84 percent …

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Multinational oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell has handed new industrial IoT monitoring contracts to a pair of local IoT suppliers, in the form of Rotterdam-based scale-up TWTG and …

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Microsoft and Nokia have partnered with the South Australian Government to combine ‘space technology’ and terrestrial 5G in service of local industry, including as the basis for digital change in …

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UK satellite communications provider Inmarsat is to launch a global narrowband network for IoT connectivity, targeting the aviation, maritime, and government sectors. The new service, which goes by the name …

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Orange has struck a deal with Luxembourg-based satellite company SES Networks to bolster its connectivity offer for the maritime industry. The French operator said integration of satellite connectivity from SES …

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KDDI-owned IoT connectivity provider Soracom, flush from an injection of new funds from Hitachi and Sony Group, has launched a new platform to allow IoT developers to connect devices using …

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Verizon has introduced a new ‘hyper-precise location’ (HPL) service that uses ‘real-time kinematics’ (RTK) to deliver satellite-based location with centimetre-level accuracy. The HPL service is available via Verizon’s ThingSpace’s IoT …

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Ericsson is readying a new ‘maritime mesh network’ solution, based on LTE and 5G, as an alternative to ‘high-cost, high-latency, low-throughput’ satellite-based communication for the shipping industry, which it has …

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Australian satellite communications provider Speedcast International has signed a deal with Nokia to offer the Finnish vendor’s plug-and-play private LTE and 5G solution to remote industrial customers. Speedcast supplies satellite-based …

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Softbank-backed satellite IoT startup Skylo is set to deploy 5G-ready NB-IoT chipsets that can connect via geostationary satellites, it has said. The California-based firm has teamed up with Sony Semiconductor …

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