A New Standard for Satellite IoT Connectivity: An emnify-Skylo Partnership


Last month, a highly attended IoT Evolution Expo 2023 was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (with IoT Evolution Expo 2024 already slated, as well). One of the expo’s sponsors was none other than emnify, enabler of cellular communications and driver of diverse IoT transformations. Also the Platinum Winner of Best Cellular IoT Initiative at the Future Digital Awards 2023 (presented by Juniper Research), emnify lays the building blocks for cellular communications in the IoT stack, connecting millions of devices globally. From EVs to smart-enabled energy meters, alarm systems, consumer wearables and myriad GPS trackers, emnify’s technologies connect and secure key IoT deployments. Cloud-native integrations and no-code workflows from emnify ensure seamless lifecycle scalability for businesses ranging from small, local startups to international enterprises.

But the emnify news doesn’t stop there.

Looking to make waves yet again, emnify has officially announced a new strategic and technological collaboration with Palo Alto-based Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) service provider, Skylo. This collaboration will allow emnify customers to use 3GPP Rel-17 NTN-compliant radio user equipment for terrestrial cellular and satellite IoT connections. The solution, unpinned by Skylo’s global technology and managed via emnify’s unique web portal and APIs, will position emnify at the forefront of, per a representative, “a nascent revolution in IoT connectivity.” This collaboration is among the first of its kind to deliver dependable NTN support for IoT device fleets in need.

“Today, most enterprises are limited to using terrestrial mobile networks for wireless for IoT solutions,” said Alexander Schebler, Vice Present of Network Access at emnify. “They can opt for proprietary satellite network services from another  service provider, but it’s more costly to do so.”

“But with us, this unified network integration will allow for the delivery of more resilient, flexible, and accessible solutions,” Schebler continued. “We’re redefining the future of IoT connectivity. With this collaboration, there’s no need for proprietary solutions and patchworks of IoT service subscriptions. Because, by coming together with Skylo, we’re providing cost-effective universal connectivity and enabling customers to realize the full value inherent in their device fleets via their existing emnify cloud infrastructure.”

Eric DaVersa, Vice President of Business Development at Skylo, is equally excited about this opportunity.

“Skylo is bringing truly ubiquitous, global coverage to emnify customers, enabling a world where IoT devices are connected anywhere and everywhere,” DaVersa said.

emnify is expected to launch its service over Skylo’s NTN network in the second half of 2023.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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