Berg Insight: Global satellite IoT subscriber base to hit 15.7M by 2025

Analysts from Berg Insight expect the global satellite IoT subscriber base to hit 15.7 million by 2025 after surpassing 3.4 million in 2020.

The researchers predict the number of subscribers will increase at the compound annual growth rate of 35.8 percent.

IoT devices continue to proliferate rapidly. Satellites aren’t heading into orbit at quite the same pace but launches have certainly increased in tempo as an increasing number of companies seek to secure their slice...

Inmarsat launches the first global UAV connectivity solution

Satellite giant Inmarsat has launched Velaris, the first global connectivity solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Velaris is powered by Inmarsat’s ELERA satellite network and enables commercial UAVs to fly beyond visual sight. The solution also provides UAV operators with access to key applications like real-time air traffic monitoring to ensure the safety of all commercial airspace users.

Anthony Spouncer, Inmarsat’s Senior Director of UAVs and Unmanned...

Laurent V. de Mello, COO, Astrocast: On deploying satellite IoT networks

IoT News spoke with Astrocast COO Laurent Vieira de Mello to discuss the satellite company’s latest ventures and its future roadmap ahead of its appearance at IoT TechEx Global from 6-7 September.

Since 2018, Vieira de Mello has overseen operations at Astrocast as it continues to deploy its direct-to-satellite IoT network into orbit. As of now, the network consists of 10 commercial satellites with 90 more planned for deployment by the end of 2024.

Vieira de Mello...

Vodafone doubles its NB-IoT network sites to cover 98% of the UK

Vodafone has doubled the number of its NB-IoT network sites in the UK to cover 98 percent of the country’s geography.

The operator has invested heavily in deploying NB-IoT sites to meet growing demand from customers across the country.

“We have invested in NB-IoT because we want to offer our customers the right tools for the right job, in a way which is affordable and accessible for every customer,” says Anne Sheehan, Business Director at Vodafone...

IoT AI services to reach £2.6 billion in revenue by 2026

AI and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) services within the IoT sphere are expected to grow by 40% annually, reaching $3.6 billion (£2.6bn) in revenue by 2026.

The latest from global tech advisory firm ABI Research's new report, the findings indicate that the value in the technology stack is shifting beyond hardware and middleware to analytics and value-added services.

In fact, whilst COVID-19 negatively impacted lots of industries, it seems to have...

BT and ABP launch IoT trial at the Port of Ipswich

BT has partnered with Associated British Ports (ABP) to launch an IoT trial at the Port of Ipswich.

The trial will explore how the IoT can help to digitise the port’s logistics and operations processes and speed up the movement and processing of goods.

Andrew Harston, Region Director, Wales and Short Sea Ports, Associated British Ports, said: 

“The trial with BT is an exciting step in the Port of Ipswich’s journey to becoming a smart port.

The...

NTT creates a ‘digital twin’ of the Tour de France

Japanese telecoms giant NTT has created a “digital twin” of the Tour de France as the tech partner of event organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO).

The Tour de France is the third-largest sporting event in the world and is watched by approximately 3.5 billion people across 190 countries.

A digital twin of the event will give operations staff real-time visibility of race data to ensure the continuity and safety of the race.

Peter Gray, Senior Vice...

Verizon Business appoints TJ Fox as SVP of IIoT and automotive

Verizon Business has announced the appointment of TJ Fox as the company’s new senior vice president of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and automotive.

Fox previously served as SVP and president of Verizon Business Markets but will now be responsible for leading the company’s connected vehicle, device, and industrial equipment strategies.

Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Revenue Officer at Verizon Business, said:

“In naming a leader who can catalyse...