Delivering IoT services to towns and cities is one thing, and with Smart Cities and Internet in the Car, pretty much mainstream today.
However, there are places with no fixed line or terrestrial network access such as mountain ranges and rural areas. Some applications require Narrowband-IoT, that can deliver communication to devices underground or behind thick walls. But getting to remote locations is the ideal role of satellite.
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 a cellular and satellite IoT managed connectivity service. In combination with other IoT services, such as NarrowBand-IoT, It enables customers to become truly global and manage their assets almost anywhere in the world under a single contract, using a Vodafone Global SIM and on a single Managed IoT Connectivity platform.
Vodafone Satellite IoT, deployed in line of sight (waves travel in a straight path between transmit and receive stations) is part of our one-stop shop IoT connectivity offering.
Vodafone can supply customers with a range of connectivity options including Narrowband-IoT, Fixed and Satellite IoT to complement our 2G, 3G and 4G network connectivity to cover all known application environments.
Find out more here: http://www.vodafone.com/business/iot/vodafone-iot-satellite-service
Gartner has positioned Vodafone as a "Leader" in its Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report 2017, for the fourth consecutive year