San Diego, Sateliot, the U.S.-based first nanosatellite telecommunications company to offer 5G connectivity for IoT devices, announced the launch of its first functional nanosatellite in Q1 2023 on SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets. This signifies a breakthrough in connectivity that will completely change how we live by allowing anyone with a $1 standard 5G device to stay connected anywhere in the world without needing to purchase expensive proprietary equipment. It will also impact the logistics, agriculture, maritime, energy, utilities, transportation and environmental sectors, causing a worldwide paradigm shift.
Global adoption of IoT technology is stalled by standardization, a high price tag and a lack of reliable coverage. Today’s satellite devices all belong to proprietary operators and often cost $500 or more, limiting access for massive applications. Sateliot aims to solve these problems by launching a network of small, powerful satellites to provide total, reliable coverage to every corner of the world, including oceans, disaster zones and remote regions. This technology will work for anyone with any standard IoT device, regardless of operator.
Jaume Sanpera, CEO and founder of Sateliot, says:
“Current Satcom technologies are amazing but too niche and expensive for the average user. We have now launched two satellites, marking the official start of our working constellation, and will launch four more by the end of 2023. Our nanosatellite network will benefit everyone across every sector by granting access to coverage that’s just as robust on a yacht as it is in the most rural areas where traditional networks can’t reach. This is a once-in-a-lifetime disruptive technology that will change the world for the better, and we’re thrilled that Sateliot is making this breakthrough possible.”
Sateliot’s 5G satellite network eliminates this problem by letting anyone with a smart standard IoT device access their space network to get a clear, strong cellular signal. Now, marine biologists can track declining populations like blue whales in a cheaper, more effective way, helping save these rare animals. Additionally, Sateliot’s technology can potentially double the effectiveness of agritech, boosting precision agriculture production from 250 billion USD to 500 billion USD by 2030. Other applications include potential savings of up to 15 percent on energy costs, 20 percent in train maintenance and a 5-8 percent increase in logistics savings.
Oceans cover 71 percent of Earth, yet land-based networks can’t provide coverage there. Previously, we had to rely on expensive, bulky satellite devices, making it hard to perform important tasks like tracking endangered animals or rescuing lost people. In the United States alone, over 600,000 people go missing every year and the Coast Guard responds to nearly 20,000 search and rescue calls. Sateliot’s “space cell towers” can help stranded people call for help from remote regions using only a low-cost standard device and allow first responders to access more affordable, precise technology to find these people faster.
The total connectivity Sateliot is offering with its special satellite network means that any $1 standard device anywhere in the world can communicate without limits. Mountaineers summiting a peak can check the weather alarms just as easily as conservationists can keep tabs on the critically endangered Amur leopard. There is nothing else in the world that can provide our society with this level of simple, affordable connectedness.
Sateliot is the first satellite telecommunications operator to allow global and continuous connectivity to every element of the Internet of Things (IoT) under 5G protocol. Thanks to a latest generation nanosatellite constellation at low-Earth orbit acting as sky cellular towers, Sateliot is the perfect complement for large telecommunications companies, providing them the necessary infrastructure to extend their coverage where landlines can’t reach. More info on our web, Twitter and LinkedIn.