Northern Sky Research

The Bottom Line

Author: Alan Crisp (X)

  • There has been much discussion of late on the topic of precision GPS – the ability to use M2M/IoT and big data in order to lower the costs of agribusiness, increase crop yields, and ultimately being able to feed a growing world population. With limited cellular coverage pointing to a seemingly perfect fit for satellite in rural areas, what role will satellite play in the growth of the ‘digital farm’?

    NSR’s M2M and IoT via Satellite, 7th Edition includes analysis on the agricultural M2M…

  • Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWA, or LPWAN) have been thrown onto the telecommunications scene over the last couple of years, promising to revolutionize the way that IoT and M2M devices communicate with not only a central server or management platform, but also with each other. With increasing numbers of these networks becoming established globally, what impact will this have on satellite based M2M technologies?

    The largest contenders in the LPWAN space are Sigfox, and LoRa Alliance,…

  • Up to this point, the core focus of M2M via satellite has been its industrial applications – most notably land transport, aviation and maritime. However, a lot of buzz has been generated recently about the potential for satellite to address consumer based IoT applications. Thus, NSR’s M2M and IoT via Satellite, 7th Edition report, includes analysis and forecasts the consumer IoT segments.

    Cisco expects to see 50 billion Internet connected devices in 2020, which looks conservative…