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Skylo, a satellite-based narrow-band (NB) IoT solution company, has announced that Inmarsat will provide the satellite capacity backbone to deliver its IoT solutions for connecting machines and sensors.

The agreement pairs Inmarsat’s exceptionally reliable global satellite network with a complete, easy-to-use IoT solution that provides even the most remotely located application users with real-time, actionable insights; helping improve efficiencies, increase profits, improve sustainability, and save lives.

The solution is available now in India through a partnership with in-country partner BSNL and expansion plans will be announced later this year.

Inmarsat Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri said the most effective IoT solutions require a truly resilient and flexible network that can scale as demand grows.

“Inmarsat’s industry-leading L-band network provides a unique capability for enabling the billions of connected IoT devices in India and across the world that are being deployed at an extraordinary speed. We are delighted to work with Skylo to provide the IoT fabric that matches their ambition,” said Rajeev Suri.

Skylo CEO and co-founder Parth Trivedi said Skylo makes simple, reliable IoT connectivity available to everyone at disruptively affordable rates.

“Even more attractive than a sharp increase in adoption due to low barrier-to-entry, is deploying critical new business capabilities as machine data becomes readily available and accessible. Our global IoT connectivity fabric makes way for thousands of life-changing applications — from managing vaccine efficacy during delivery, to advancing precision farming, to providing early warnings in the event of natural disasters,” said Parth Trivedi.

Parth Trivedi said Skylo looks forward to expanding globally and making its platform available to small and large enterprises, companies deploying new sensors, systems integrators, distributors, governments and OEMs.

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