30 May 2023
Strategic agreement on global IoT connectivity
US-based RBC Signals has announced a strategic agreement with Inmarsat. Particularly, RBC Signals will use Inmarsat’s network for global IoT connectivity of its range of applications and solutions for enterprise customers.
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The global multi-year leasing agreement pairs Inmarsat’s worldwide ELERA and Global Xpress satellite networks with RBC Signals’ range of new and existing data and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Hence, aim to use across multiple verticals, including oil and gas, maritime, agriculture, and utilities. Additionally, RBC Signals will incorporate these latest evolutions of Inmarsat’s L-band and Ka-band networks into its applications and solutions. Therefore, enabling new levels of flexibility and service customization.
Previously, the leasing agreements were based on static, pre-set network connectivity specifications. On the contrary, the new partnership will enable RBC Signals to adjust dynamically, reallocate, and scale-up variables. These vary from spectrum, power levels, to geographical reach, according to the changing connectivity needs of individual customers.
“The Internet of Things is transforming how businesses and industries around the world operate… The positive impact of IoT depends on reliable, secure and scalable global connectivity, which is where Inmarsat’s experience, expertise and technology come into their own. Our new agreement will allow more businesses to benefit from the efficiency, productivity and sustainability gains IoT enables.”Mike Carter, President, Inmarsat Enterprise
“Companies are increasingly demanding innovative connected products and services, especially around the Internet of Things… These products and solutions must have global reach to perform optimally and satellite connectivity is essential to meet the needs of enterprises with assets beyond the reach of terrestrial fixed and mobile networks. IoT, and especially Industrial IoT, is a significant growth area for RBC Signals. This partnership will help us achieve our aim of being a complete end-to-end solution provider for every organisation that needs best-in-class multi-network solutions.”Christopher Richins, founder and CEO, RBC Signals
Source: RBC Signals