Eutelsat Communications launched a satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity service called Eutelsat IoT First, which operates in Ku-band via Eutelsat's Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellites. Targeted companies include selected satellite service providers, telecom operators, and IoT service providers. Eutelsat IoT FIRST integrates satellite terminals and space and ground segments, packaged within an API-based service delivery framework.
With this product, Eutelsat aims to further address the connectivity challenges of industries spanning across retail, banking, and security, through to energy, mining and agriculture. Eutelsat IoT FIRST also acts as an IoT backhaul service, allowing telecom operators to connect IoT base stations and gateways to their core network. Focusing currently on treating fixed assets, as of next year Eutelsat will then expand its portfolio of IoT services to incorporate the connectivity of mobile assets.
Luis Jimenez-Tunon, Group Executive Vice President Data Business of Eutelsat "The reliability and boundless reach that satellite offers means that it will have an integral role in the IoT sector and in this regard, I am delighted to launch "Eutelsat IoT FIRST", named in the honour of this service being a pioneer of its kind and Eutelsat's inaugural solution in its ambitious IoT roadmap."