The growth in technology across diverse global markets is rapidly changing the methodologies used for managing devices (‘things’) — these devices are usually embedded with sensors or chips for the purpose of offering affordable connectivity when managing internet tools Internet of Things (IoT) tools. This trend of internet managed devices has led to a growing demand for satellite communications (SATCOM) for various use-cases.
hiSky Ltd. has partnered with Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) to expand IoT service over Africa, the Middle East and into UK and Scotland. The hiSky’s Smartellite™ IoT network is comprised of satellite terminals, hub base stations and a cloud base Network Management System (NMS) that can be deployed as a ‘network within a network’ in any existing Ka- or Ku-band GEO satellite ecosystem.
By deploying Avanti’s HYLAS HTS Ka-band beams over the UK and Scotland, both companies will provide IoT satellite services for partners and prospects in fleet management, fisheries, asset management, aggrotech and more, as a seamless, and complementary service, for cellular coverage.
“Collaborating with Avanti has allowed hiSky to push into new regions and markets within the United Kingdom. hiSky’s satellite services provide complementary solutions for places with lack of cellular coverage in the most efficient and advanced way. From day one, our system has been designed according to the IoT market requirements, and therefore enables us to offer our customers the most affordable monthly bundles in the satellite market,” said Nitzan Raz, CBO of hiSky. “We are very much looking forward to working with our local partners in the region and are already seeing opportunities in areas that, before this partnership, were unavailable at the service level and price point that we can provide.”
Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti, said, “Our core belief is that everyone has the potential to achieve their ambitions, and this partnership with hiSky will bring endless opportunities to businesses operating in remote areas to achieve their goals. Together, we will provide the best quality service when and where businesses across the UK and Scotland need it most and empower them to match the evolving technological landscape.”
About the companies…
hiSky provides an innovative satellite communication network system that enables the provision of robust, low-cost satellite services to large numbers of users, all over the globe. Operating on GEO and LEO satellites, the company’s network comprises satellite terminals and hub base stations, a mobile application, IoT/M2M interface and application servers. hiSky products are suited to both commercial IoT and Voice/Data, and the system architecture enables a flexible business model – providing either the full service or terminals and hub equipment, depending on customer requirements. All the technology integrated into hiSky products is developed in-house, enabling the company to adapt to specific customer requirements and respond quickly to market demands.
Avanti Communications is a leading Ka-band high throughput satellite capacity partner to the communications industry in EMEA – extending and guaranteeing coverage for defense missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, Avanti provides dedicated fixed and flexible-beam satellite connectivity, with extensive coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates orbital slots in Ka-band spectrum, satellites, ground stations, data centers and a fiber ring.