About Vodafone satellite services
Having continuous access to an Internet of Things service is essential. But sometimes, business takes you to remote locations where fixed line or terrestrial access isn’t available.
In these scenarios, only a satellite link, such as Vodafone Internet of Things satellite services, can give you continuous, secure and reliable connectivity when you need it most. Vodafone IoT in partnership with Inmarsat is offering the first global cellular and satellite IoT managed connectivity service. It enables customers to manage their assets anywhere in the world under a single contract, using a Vodafone SIM and on a single Managed IoT Connectivity platform.
We are continually evolving our core IoT offer by taking advantage of the latest technological advances to allow truly global connectivity for customers that require service in remote areas, and deliver the best possible customer experience.
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 one platform, without having to spend the time and resource dealing with multiple connectivity providers, or the cost and complexity of multiple roaming agreements.
The service allows IoT devices to use the Inmarsat satellite network when cell connectivity is unavailable, eliminating the need for businesses to purchase cell and satellite service separately and allowing them to manage their devices and applications using the Vodafone IoT Managed Connectivity Platform.
Practical applications of satellite service
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, where they have remote connectivity requirements such as:
- Utilities:smart grid, distribution automation
- Oil and Gas:wellhead, pump and pipeline monitoring
- Transportation:tracking of fleets, railway tracks
- Retail banking:secure ATM and point of sale solutions
- Environmental monitoring:water management, weather stations, wind turbine
- IoT Managed Connectivity Platform
- Vodafone Global SIM
- Inmarsat BGAN M2M terminal (customer purchase from vendor)