EchoStar’s IoT success in Europe
July 4, 2023
By Chris Forrester
EchoStar’s S-band service has achieved a 2023 IoT Business Impact Award from IoT Evolution and announced that seven leading European Internet of Things (IoT) service providers have signed multi-year commercial agreements to develop and sell IoT solutions using EchoStar Mobile’s Pan-European, satellite based, LoRa-enabled IoT network.
EchoStar’s customers are API-K, Cyric, DalesLandNet, Dryad, Galaxy1, ProEsys and Symes are leveraging the real-time satellite network to enable what EchoStar describes as “massive IoT deployments for applications such as outdoor personal geo-safety, soil moisture monitoring, ultra-early forest fire detection, utility metering and pipeline monitoring”.
Ireland-based EchoStar Mobile Ltd is the EchoStar subsidiary in Europe that operates a mobile satellite system (MSS) network using the geostationary EchoStar XXI satellite (the formerly TerreStar 2 craft). Globally, EchoStar is developing an S-band constellation of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, called EchoStar Lyra, to support Internet of Things connectivity as the company explores development of a global non-terrestrial 5G network in S-band.
S-band is appealing given that it is highly resilient in even tough environmental conditions. “We thank these innovative customers for choosing the EchoStar Mobile IoT network to meet their requirements for real-time, bi-directional sensor connectivity across agri-tech, utility, consumer recreational tracking and environmental markets,” said Telemaco Melia, VP/GM at EchoStar Mobile. “These deployments validate our customer value proposition by integrating seamlessly into the existing IoT ecosystem, achieving ubiquitous service continuity for our customers without requiring expensive terrestrial infrastructure.”