The partnership with Eutelsat provides access to the LEO satellite network
March 22, 2022: Wyld Networks has announced the availability of its new range of low-power LoRaWAN® sensor-to-satellite terminals and modules for IoT applications in areas where there is little or no alternative connectivity. Wyld Connect hybrid devices can transfer data directly to terrestrial networks or through a network of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites through a partnership with Eutelsat. With 100% global coverage, the new Wyld Connect solutions are ideal for remote area applications in agriculture, environmental monitoring, energy, supply chain and utilities. The full sensor-to-satellite service will be available in the second half of 2022.
Remote monitoring with Wyld Connect
The Wyld Connect hybrid terminal can connect directly to existing sensors, while the small modules can be fully integrated into IoT sensors as an integrated solution. Data is provided from the satellite ground station or terrestrial LoRaWAN gateway through Wyld’s cloud-based Fusion platform, which also enables registration, configuration, authentication and remote management of IoT sensors.
“The huge demand for IoT connected devices and sensors is being held back by the lack of ubiquitous global connectivity,” says Alastair Williamson, CEO of Cambridge-based Wyld Networks. “It is estimated that only about 15% of the earth’s surface is covered by cellular networks, and it is simply not practical or cost-effective to deploy expensive, high-maintenance network infrastructure over tens of thousands of square kilometres. Only satellites can provide this coverage, and unlike expensive and power-hungry VSAT systems, LEO satellites provide the low-cost solution needed to catapult the growth of IoT around the globe. »
The prospect of global IoT connectivity is already attracting international attention and Wyld is working on trials with companies such as Bayer, Chevron, Treevia, Agrology, KWS, Agrocognitive, Wezen Group and others. Wyld is also collaborating with TrakAssure to design and manufacture a new sensor-enabled device for global supply chains and asset tracking ecosystems. By making satellite IoT competitive with terrestrial solutions but with the advantage of global connectivity, Wyld is opening up a wide range of new IoT applications, from measuring soil conditions and maintaining biodiversity to resource monitoring in the energy and public service infrastructure.
“Existing LPWA networks like LoRaWAN are ideal for connecting low-power assets and sensors that don’t need to send a lot of data, but currently rely on limited ground-based infrastructure,” said Luc Perard, Senior Vice President, IoT Business by Eutelsat. « Wyld’s new sensor-to-satellite LoRaWAN terminals and modules now enable us to leverage our LEO satellite network to provide low-cost hybrid terrestrial and satellite connectivity over 100 percent of the earth’s surface. »
In addition to partnering with Eutelsat to provide LoRaWAN® coverage via its low-Earth orbit satellites, Wyld also partners with leading terrestrial LoRaWAN® network providers, including Senet and American Tower. And to ensure low power consumption at all times, Wyld has implemented a unique beaconing technology developed with Eutelsat which ensures that the terminal and sensor remain in sleep mode until a satellite is available to collect the data.
About Wyld Networks AB
Wyld Networks develops and sells innovative wireless technology solutions that enable affordable connectivity anywhere in the world, addressing the concerns of businesses and individuals related to lack of global mobile network coverage. The solutions target wireless connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). Wyld Networks was incorporated in Cambridge, UK and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wyld Networks AB. Wyld Networks (WYLD) share is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market.
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