Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has entered into a partnership with Actility, the Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) solutions provider, and a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, to enable an end-to-end IoT solution to connect assets over public and private networks, anywhere in the world.
This partnership combines Inmarsat's global connectivity with Actility's ThingPark IoT management platform to deliver an integrated solution for IoT, linking connectivity, services and IoT devices from a single application and service management point, to connect objects deployed anywhere on the planet, even in the most remote and hostile locations.
"Inmarsat already has a long and successful history in providing remote connectivity," said Greg Ewert, President, Inmarsat Enterprise. "This partnership enables additional flexibility for IoT networks - meaning systems integrators and customers using Inmarsat's connectivity and Actility's solution - to connect all of their assets on one platform, without having to spend the time and resource dealing with multiple connectivity providers, or the cost and complexity of multiple roaming agreements. It also puts Inmarsat in closer proximity to the wider IoT market"
Inmarsat recently announced its membership in the LoRa Alliance, a non-profit organisation that promotes the connectivity standard LoRaWAN for Low Power Wide Area networks (LPWAN). This partnership means that assets that use the LoRa standard can now be connected over Inmarsat's global networks for seamless integration and interoperability, even in areas where cellular or terrestrial coverage is unavailable or unreliable.
This new partnership brings with it new capabilities and a global reach to IoT network solutions, leveraging the explosive growth in highly capable and affordable IoT sensors and applications.
"Actility is thrilled to be collaborating with Inmarsat to provide global customers with an end to end solution and a single service management point to connect their assets and fulfill their IoT business needs anywhere in the world with our ThingPark™ LoRaWAN platform," said Olivier Hersent, CEO & CTO at Actility.