LoRa® unlocks massive satellite-based IoT capability through Europe
DUBLIN, July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today EchoStar Mobile Limited, an agile and innovative mobile satellite service provider and subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), announced the deployment of its pan-European LoRa®-Internet of Things (IoT) network enabled. The network, operating in EchoStar Mobile’s licensed S-band spectrum from the EchoStar XXI satellite, is the first to offer two-way, real-time LoRa.®-connectivity enabled through Europe using a single network.
Seamless coverage provides multinational service continuity to meet the needs of mobility customers, or those with widely distributed locations, in industries such as utilities, transportation, rail, logistics and agritech.
Telemaco MeliaVice President and General Manager of EchoStar Mobile, said: “The activation of our pan-European network, the largest and first multinational, LoRa®– IoT network enabled, is a milestone for EchoStar Mobile. We, along with dozens of partners participating in our LoRa early adoption program®are evaluating device prototypes and testing the network with applications such as railroad monitoring, smart agriculture, utility monitoring and asset tracking in preparation for the commercial service launch, which is on track for end of 2022.”
Melia will present the two-way LoRa of EchoStar Mobile®-enabled IoT network during the panel “From Chip to Space, a satellite IoT story”, on July 6 at LoRaWAN® World Expo in Paris.
LoRa® (meaning “Long range“) is a low-power network protocol ideal for connecting battery-powered devices. Until now, the technology has been largely dependent on the deployment of terrestrial infrastructure, limiting its use. The EchoStar Mobile solution overcomes this obstacle, using a LoRa®-enabled module that easily integrates into IoT devices to provide connectivity across Europe and allow sensors to send and receive real-time information while on the move.
Learn more about EchoStar Mobile’s pan-European LoRa® ecosystem here. Experienced LoRa® partners interested in participating in the LoRa Early Adopter Program®-enabled IoT devices can request information via the website.
About EchoStar Mobile
EchoStar Mobile Limited is an agile and innovative mobile satellite service provider that seeks to provide organizations with better value, productivity and operational security through its disruptive approach to the connectivity solutions market.
EchoStar Mobile, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, is an Irish company with its headquarters of business operations based in the UK, a data center in Griesheim, Germanyand a converged satellite and terrestrial network covering the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. For more information, visit www.EchoStarMobile.com.
About EchoStar Corporation
EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS) is a leading global provider of satellite communications solutions. Based at Englewood, Colo., and operating globally, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit www.EchoStar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.