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Livewire Digital's ESA project takes off

​Livewire Digital has completed its 900,000 Euro ‘smart networking phase 3’ project for the European Space Agency (ESA).

It has also rolled out its RazorLink cross platform software. This is designed to provide “seamless communications across cellular, terrestrial ...

Icom’s IC-SAT100 satellite PTT handheld radio is now available

Icom has announced that its IC-SAT100 satellite PTT handheld radio, which uses the Iridium satellite network, is now commercially available in the UK.

The IC-SAT100 can be used to communicate in remote areas where there is no cellular, radio or landline network ...

Satellite IoT market predicted to hit $5.9bn by 2025

The global market for IoT-based satellite services, focused on end-device connectivity hardware and annual connectivity fees, is predicted to grow to $5.9 billion in 2025, according to a report by Rethink Technology Research.

The report, “Satellite IoT Forecast ...

One step for Lacuna Space, one giant leap for LoRaWAN

Lacuna Space has completed the first phase of testing as part of its work in conjunction with Semtech to allow direct communications from LoRa-based devices to satellite gateways using the LoRaWAN protocol.

Lacuna’s first satellite launch of the year was on 1 April ...

Industry giants' industrial IoT satellite and cloud collaboration

Satellite communications company Inmarsat has announced a partnership with Microsoft Azure IoT to deliver cloud services.

According to a statement, the collaboration agreement will allow Inmarsat’s customers to transfer data collected through industrial IoT solutions ...

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The final data frontier

Low orbiting high-throughput satellites might help make connectivity available to everyone, but do they also pose a threat to MNOs’ dominance? James Hayes studies the heavens

Before the end of this decade newly-launched fleets of ‘routers in space’ circling the globe ...

Train Wi-Fi rollouts

At the Going Underground event Laurence Doe discovers how nationwide free train Wi-Fi is en route, and how businesses can get on board with the roll out

It’s rare to find somewhere, either indoors or outside, where internet access is unavailable. The move towards an ...

The need for satellite

Laurence Doe takes a look at a market making an impact from outer space

The first communication satellite Telstar 1 was designed by US telecommunications company AT&T and launched on 10 July 1962. It has been a long time coming, but now satellite companies such as ...

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