IoT M2M Council Welcomes GEO Satellite Provider eSAT Global


For IoT adopters and solutions providers, joining the ranks of the prestigious IoT M2M Council (IMC) is a moment of great significance. For instance, in September of 2022, satellite connectivity provider Sateliot joined the IMC and proceeded with major launches of low-Earth orbit nanosatellite tech. By proving strong businesses cases for IoT, the IMC brings together innovators from operations, product design, sales and marketing, and IT across vertical markets such as manufacturing, automotive, energy, healthcare, logistics and more.

Now, in fresher IMC news, low-cost geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO) satellite and IoT connectivity provider eSAT Global has joined the council to enable collaborations with IoT practitioners and develop top-tier GEO satellite solutions.

eSAT joining the IMC makes a heap of sense. With a global mission to bring disruptive, direct-to-satellite connectivity to low-cost IoT devices via GEO satellite technology, eSAT has a proven track record of bringing multi-billion dollar communications and services to market. With more GEO tech at their disposal, eSAT aims to offer greater connectivity capacities at lower per-message costs than alternatives. (And, notably, without needs for terrestrial base stations.)

A newly minted IMC member, eSAT’s partners are also developing several applications in asset tracking, environmental protection and public safety. eSAT CEO Rick Somerton has admired the IMC for some time and is excited to contribute more to global IoT deployments via GEO satellite potential.

“The IMC’s leadership within the IoT industry is admirable, and I feel privileged to be invited to join the Board of Governors,” Somerton said. “Our aim is to do something that no satellite company has been able to do –– take satellite connectivity to large-scale application with hundreds of millions of connected devices. I hope that, partnered with IMC members, we will continue to spread awareness of GEO satellites and successfully grow our businesses together."

eSAT joined the IMC at this year’s CES in Las Vegas and, as of this article’s publication, more eSAT services are scheduled to launch in Q4 of 2023.

Edited by Alex Passett
Get stories like this delivered straight to your inbox. [Free eNews Subscription]
Related Articles

Today's Technology Do-Gooders: FlySense Vaping and Bullying Sensor from Soter Technologies

By: Alex Passett    6/5/2023

FlySense 286 from Soter Technologies addresses educational environments' needs to keep students safer when it comes to instances of on-campus vaping a…

Read More

From Semtech and Connected Development, the XCVR Development Board and Reference Design for IoT

By: Alex Passett    6/2/2023

Based on Semtech's LoRa SX126x Series, the XCVR Development Board and Reference Design simplifies design processes and reduces time-to-market for IoT …

Read More

At the KORE of Sustainability: Actioning Environmental Improvements in IoT

By: Alex Passett    6/1/2023

For KORE, smaller packaging means a decrease in plastic carbon emissions. This is just one measure KORE is taking to improve sustainability measures i…

Read More

ESG in IoT: Semtech Furthers Commitments to Global Sustainability

By: Alex Passett    6/1/2023

Semtech recently released its inaugural Corporate Sustainability report, detailing its operational impacts and how they affect sustainably supply chai…

Read More

Laird Connectivity Sensors and Iridium Edge Solar: A Partnership for Asset Ecosystems in IoT

By: Alex Passett    5/30/2023

Iridium Communications and Laird Connectivity are integrating respective technologies to enable longer-term IoT asset tracking, monitoring and managem…

Read More