Satellite communications are rapidly becoming a connectivity method of choice for the IoT. According to the latest worldwide market study by ABI Research, there will be 24 million IoT connections made via satellite by the year 2024. They foresee a long term opportunity within the satellite space for the growth of IoT deployments in a number of IoT application verticals, such as agriculture and asset tracking. The article that follows offers a very positive outlook for satellite connectivity in the IoT space, especially for maritime and aviation centric applications.
New satellite constellations are being launched to improve the connectivity options for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Many application segments will benefit from these new constellations due to the larger range of coverage they offer when compared to terrestrial communication networks.
Different IoT application segments require different types of communication connectivity. Some IoT apps will require real-time connectivity to have a constant flow of data and information, yet some will only require near real-time.