LPWA networks connect low throughput, low power assets over a very long range. However, as they rely on terrestrial gateways, coverage is a major issue for many IoT use cases. Any device located beyond the range of the LPWA gateways cannot communicate.
With Eutelsat’s innovative Low Earth orbit (LEO) service, boost your LoRa and Sigfox network coverage worldwide. The service integrates seamlessly into existing LPWAN infrastructures, without the need to invest in additional gateways, extending LPWA networks across the globe and enabling devices to transmit data irrespective of their location. LEO solutions are particularly well-suited to the narrowband connectivity requirements of the IoT market. Complementing terrestrial networks, they offer a satellite link anywhere in the world, without increasing the cost or energy consumption of the objects.
This enhanced network coverage will open the door to many new industries in areas such as oil & gas, telecoms, transportation, agriculture and emergency situations. Use cases include fixed asset and infrastructure monitoring, such as for pipelines, pylons, sub-stations, greenhouses or dams; and mobile asset tracking and monitoring, such as for pallets, shipping containers, trailers, livestock or food supplies.