Dutch satellite IoT service provider Hiber has announced a new strategic partnership with British satellite and telecommunications expert Inmarsat. The partnership will see the Delft-based scale-up utilizing Inmarsat as its connectivity backbone by linking into its recently released Elera global satellite network. By utilizing this well-established platform, Hiber will be able to put more focus on developing and providing low-power and cost-effective IoT solutions and services to transport, logistics, agriculture, mining and other industries worldwide.
Hiber will continue using its proprietary protocols that allow for ultra-low power and low-data consumption levels to connect to the Elera network and power its IoT solutions. Additionally, the partnership will enable the scale-up to support a range of new industrial IoT applications and provide its customers with reliable, affordable connectivity even in areas without dependable cellular or Wi-Fi network availability.
“Inmarsat Elera builds on our global leadership in L-band satellite services, providing a reliable, resilient and global narrowband network that’s ideally suited to the rapidly evolving world of the Internet of Things,” says Mike Carter, president of Inmarsat Enterprise. “We’re delighted to work with Hiber to provide the IoT connectivity backbone that will support and accelerate their development of proven industrial IoT solutions and services worldwide. Together, we’ll extend the efficiency, sustainability and productivity benefits that IoT can offer to businesses in those areas where terrestrial or cellular connectivity is either unreliable or non-existent.”