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Satellite IoT

Extending the reach of cellular networks

Overview

No business can afford to be disconnected. The Vodafone IoT Satellite solution connects customer sites and assets even if they are located in areas with limited or no cellular connectivity, underpinned by the Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform.

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Extending the reach of cellular networks

Whether you are in utilities, banking, retail, oil and gas, environment monitoring or farming, having continuous access to an Internet of Things service is essential.

But sometimes, business takes you to remote, rural or mountainous locations where fixed line or cellular access is limited or absent. In the United Kingdom for example there are 4,500miles of roads with no coverage and 29,000 miles of roads with partial coverage only. Satellite IoT can help connect these areas and also provide reliable back-up for business critical uses.

It doesn’t matter how many IoT devices your business requires or where they are, the our satelliteIoT connectivity solution can help you solve any connectivity or device management challenge related to cellular coverage conditions.

How does satellite IoT work?

Vodafone IoT in partnership with Inmarsat is offering the first global cellular and satellite IoT managed connectivity service. The partnership with Inmarsat, a leading satellite communications provider enables additional flexibility and coverage for IoT customers and partners – to connect all of their assets on a single contract without having to spend the time and resource dealing with multiple connectivity providers, or the cost and complexity of multiple roaming agreements.

Satellite IOT

The Vodafone Satellite IoT service uses Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN – mobile satellite network). The Vodafone Global SIM roams on the satellite network the same way as on any other mobile network and is managed using the Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform.

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Managed IoT connectivity platform

The platform is a powerful and highly secure tool for managing your IoT connectivity whether it is fixed line, cellular or satellite. It provides you with visibility and control of your entire business process and devices in the field

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Vodafone global SIM

The SIM in the satellite terminal roams on the satellite network as it would on any other network, connecting your remote device to the Vodafone Wide Area Network (WAN) and Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform.

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Satellite network connectivity

Connect to Inmarsat's BGAN M2M Network for superior uptime and bandwidth options

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Inmarsat BGAN M2M terminal

Inmarsat's terminals will be provisioned with a our global SIM and deployed with line of sight to the Inmarsat satellite network, enabling connectivity to our global network

Satellite network connectivity

Thanks to its ubiquitous coverage and high network availability, even in extreme environmental conditions, satellite-powered IoT allows organisations to extend their services beyond terrestrial networks,to where they have remote connectivity requirements.

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Utilities

Smart grid and metering and data collection from remote telemetry units

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Oil and gas

Wellhead, pump and pipeline monitoring, equipment extraction and distribution monitoring

Saving

Retail banking

Connectivity for remote ATMs and PoS devices, backup for ATMs during disasters

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Environmental monitoring

Water management, weather stations, wind turbine, natural disaster monitoring and environmental data collection

connectivity

Seamless global coverage and management

Extend your geographical coverage beyond cellular using a single global SIM and IoT platform

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High reliability and availability

A high availability solution with 99.9% network availability. The L-Band satellite service is resilient to harsh weather

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Single supplier

Flexible deployment to match hybrid connectivity requirements from us

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Enterprise grade

Complements our global VSAT service, fixed line and cellular enterprise grade services

recommendation

Assurance

Satellite IoT service from the # No 1 IoT service provider (as ranked by Gartner)

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Plug and play

Lightweight portable terminals, simple and rapid installation for field teams to set up, integrate and maintain 

Enhanced support

Free over-the-air firmware upgrades, providing assurance of best performance

Low power consumption

The service is designed for low power operation and can be installed with batteries and a solar panel (PV) power supply, so is ideal for off-grid locations and areas with unreliable mains electrical supply

Hughes 9502

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9502 2 Piece Unit (with an external antenna)
Operating temperature : - 40°C to +75°C
Interfaces: Ethernet, USB
Power: +12 or +24 VDC

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9502 One Piece (Integrated Antenna)
9502 IDU in a weather proof housing attached to a smaller antenna (275mm x 275mm x 84mm)

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9502 C1D2 – For use in hazardous areas
Available on the 9502 External Antenna terminal

Cobham E540

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Hybrid terminal designed to operate on both BGAN and cellular networks

  • Automatic failover between BGAN and the cellular network ensures continuous connectivity
  • Small and light at 20 x 20 cm and 1.6 kg
  • Versatile power options with both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 10-32VDC input
  • 3G/LTE Modem and PoE
  • Power Injector to be sold as option to the base product

How does satellite IoT work?

How does satellite IoT work?

Vodafone IoT in partnership with Inmarsat is offering the first global cellular and satellite IoT managed connectivity service. The partnership with Inmarsat, a leading satellite communications provider enables additional flexibility and coverage for IoT customers and partners – to connect all of their assets on a single contract without having to spend the time and resource dealing with multiple connectivity providers, or the cost and complexity of multiple roaming agreements.

Satellite IOT

The Vodafone Satellite IoT service uses Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN – mobile satellite network). The Vodafone Global SIM roams on the satellite network the same way as on any other mobile network and is managed using the Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform.

APP_cloud_DVR

Managed IoT connectivity platform

The platform is a powerful and highly secure tool for managing your IoT connectivity whether it is fixed line, cellular or satellite. It provides you with visibility and control of your entire business process and devices in the field

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Vodafone global SIM

The SIM in the satellite terminal roams on the satellite network as it would on any other network, connecting your remote device to the Vodafone Wide Area Network (WAN) and Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform.

Image-icon-red-country-or-international

Satellite network connectivity

Connect to Inmarsat's BGAN M2M Network for superior uptime and bandwidth options

Image-icon-red-network-signal

Inmarsat BGAN M2M terminal

Inmarsat's terminals will be provisioned with a our global SIM and deployed with line of sight to the Inmarsat satellite network, enabling connectivity to our global network

Where can satellite IoT be used?

Satellite network connectivity

Thanks to its ubiquitous coverage and high network availability, even in extreme environmental conditions, satellite-powered IoT allows organisations to extend their services beyond terrestrial networks,to where they have remote connectivity requirements.

TV_everywhere_home

Utilities

Smart grid and metering and data collection from remote telemetry units

 chart-line-mid

Oil and gas

Wellhead, pump and pipeline monitoring, equipment extraction and distribution monitoring

Saving

Retail banking

Connectivity for remote ATMs and PoS devices, backup for ATMs during disasters

Image-icon-red-country-or-international

Environmental monitoring

Water management, weather stations, wind turbine, natural disaster monitoring and environmental data collection

IoT satellite benefits

connectivity

Seamless global coverage and management

Extend your geographical coverage beyond cellular using a single global SIM and IoT platform

converged-proposition

High reliability and availability

A high availability solution with 99.9% network availability. The L-Band satellite service is resilient to harsh weather

internet

Single supplier

Flexible deployment to match hybrid connectivity requirements from us

sms

Enterprise grade

Complements our global VSAT service, fixed line and cellular enterprise grade services

recommendation

Assurance

Satellite IoT service from the # No 1 IoT service provider (as ranked by Gartner)

play-circle.png

Plug and play

Lightweight portable terminals, simple and rapid installation for field teams to set up, integrate and maintain 

Enhanced support

Free over-the-air firmware upgrades, providing assurance of best performance

Low power consumption

The service is designed for low power operation and can be installed with batteries and a solar panel (PV) power supply, so is ideal for off-grid locations and areas with unreliable mains electrical supply

Satellite IoT Equipment

Hughes 9502

9502-2-piece_183x140.jpg

9502 2 Piece Unit (with an external antenna)
Operating temperature : - 40°C to +75°C
Interfaces: Ethernet, USB
Power: +12 or +24 VDC

9502-one-piece_183x168.jpg

9502 One Piece (Integrated Antenna)
9502 IDU in a weather proof housing attached to a smaller antenna (275mm x 275mm x 84mm)

C1D2_183x152.jpg

9502 C1D2 – For use in hazardous areas
Available on the 9502 External Antenna terminal

Cobham E540

cobham+e540_183x152.jpg

Hybrid terminal designed to operate on both BGAN and cellular networks

  • Automatic failover between BGAN and the cellular network ensures continuous connectivity
  • Small and light at 20 x 20 cm and 1.6 kg
  • Versatile power options with both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 10-32VDC input
  • 3G/LTE Modem and PoE
  • Power Injector to be sold as option to the base product

The service

Satellite IoT provides you with the ability to manage your satellite IoT connectivity that is as familiar as managing your cellular IoT services and devices.

The service comprises of the same core service elements as our managed IoT connectivity 

Please note: satellite terminals and device Installation and maintenance must be sourced by the customer

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