EP 183 - Making 5G NB-IoT Connectivity Affordable by Satellite

Industrial IoT Spotlight

13-07-2023 • 36 mins

In this episode, Erik talked with Jaume Sanpera, CEO and co-founder of Sateliot. Sateliot is the first satellite communication service provider that will offer satellite IoT connectivity.

In this talk, Erik discussed why 85% of the earth remains unserved by terrestrial networks and how modern satellites can bring affordable connectivity to remote NB-IoT devices. He also explored the factors influencing satellite connectivity cost structure, including satellite manufacturing, launch, radio technology, and service contract structure.

Key Questions:

  • What is the cost trend for connecting an IoT device via satellite?

  • How does performance differ with satellite versus terrestrial communication?

  • What are the big use cases in satellite IoT connectivity?