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GI Partners acquires Orbcomm

New Jersey-based Orbcomm, which supplies satellite-based Internet of Things and M2M connectivity, is being bought by GI Partners. GI Partners is paying a premium of some 52 per cent on Orbcomm’s closing share price of April 7th. Orbcomm has more than 30 satellites in low Earth orbit, and has a list of blue-chip clients who […]

April 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: 5G the “moonshot objective” for satellite

The world’s major satellite players are busy preparing for 5G. While much of the focus has been on the US, where some of their C-band frequencies have been auctioned off by the FCC, similar sell-offs are happening around the globe. A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that direct satellite connectivity to mobile, at […]

February 18, 2021By Chris Forrester

Wittra joins the Mioty Alliance

he Mioty technology is the standardized wireless connectivity solution for Massive IoT. Based on Fraunhofer’s patented telegram splitting technology, Mioty delivers a breakthrough in scalability and reliability for large industrial and commercial IoT deployments. Together with its members, the Mioty Alliance build an end-to-end solution across the entire IoT value chain – from Endpoints and Base […]

February 16, 2021

Forecast: 179m smart homes in Europe & US by 2024

According to a research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 102.6 million in 2020. The most advanced smart home market is North America, having an installed base of 51.2 million smart homes at the end of the year. This represents a penetration rate […]

February 11, 2021

Swarm satellites to serve planet

In December 2018 Swarm Technologies was hit with a $900,000 fine by the FCC for an unlawful and unauthorised launch of four tiny, sandwich-sized satellites. Swarm might now be having a winning smile on its face because its network of Internet of Things (IoT) global coverage with 72 commercial satellites already providing 100 per cent […]

February 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Satellite Data worth $21bn by 2029

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that satellite data traffic and capacity will generate downstream values of $21 billion (€17.6bn) over the next 10 years. NSR’s Big Data Analytics via Satellite report finds continued growth for downstream Big Data applications through the next decade. NSR sees this growth driven by applications built on […]

November 26, 2020By Chris Forrester

Study: 5G will drive satellite growth

A study from analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that 5G telephony will have a major impact on future satellite growth and revenues. The study says the introduction of 5G will have a “deep impact in the satellite ecosystem with close to 10 million active [revenue sources] by 2029″. These mostly new businesses will […]

October 28, 2020By Chris Forrester

Report: IoT managed service providers connect 50m+ devices

A report from the IoT market research firm Berg Insight says that IoT managed service providers have more than 50 million IoT subscribers worldwide. In Europe and North America, these players hold a combined market share of 15–20 per cent. Most IoT managed service providers operate as full MVNOs using their own core networks and […]

September 16, 2020