Inmarsat offers the most flexible and reliable satellite Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform to ensure your remote communications needs are met. We help support your digital aspirations by delivering the benefits of IoT through our two-way data connectivity services such as IsatData Pro (IDP) and BGAN M2M, through edge connectivity, innovative data platforms and leasing. Increasingly our customers are looking to us to help them with blended solutions that incorporate combinations of these IoT building blocks. Working with our global partner ecosystem we are helping industries from agriculture, energy and mining to transport and utilities do things more efficiently, more safely and more sustainably, regardless of where they operate.

Connecting anything to anything, anywhere

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often described as a network of networks – physical objects embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet. Without reliable connectivity, there is no way you can harness that data. Much of the world where agriculture and mining is focused, where goods and utilities are transported, lacks reliable connectivity. This is where Inmarsat’s satellite connectivity comes in. Offering the ubiquitous coverage needed to reach mobile and static data producers and gather data in real-time, regardless of location, our satellite services have become a key enabler in the industrial IoT landscape.

Our L-band services have been enabling the machine-to-machine (M2M) monitoring and control of remote assets for decades. Our latest generation of IDP and BGAN M2M services continue to provide the rock steady connectivity our customers need, while our commitment to innovation has led to the development of complimentary options such as LoRaWAN, field edge technology and leasing. These building blocks are all designed to be used in conjunction with each other to ensure you have visibility and control of your assets wherever they are.

L-band: the perfect network for IoT 

Inmarsat’s IoT solutions are built around our ultra-reliable geostationary L-band network, which is trusted by governments and organisations to connect mission-critical applications globally. Ours is the perfect network for IoT applications, offering unparalleled levels of reliability and resistance to weather disruption ensuring you can access your critical data points at any time.

While our I-4 satellites will continue to provide coverage well into the 2020s, we are continuing to invest in our L-band network. Our sixth generation (I-6) fleet of satellites represents a step-change in the way in which we deliver our L-band services. From the world’s most advanced global safety services and low-cost mobile services, to new applications for the 5G era, its capabilities will further strengthen our world-leading L-band offer. 


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  • Global coverage: Our connectivity enables IoT across the globe, with the exception of the extreme polar regions, ensuring you can access your data wherever your business or operations take you.
  • Reliable network: Built on our reliable L-band network, we offer up to 99.5% uptime ensuring you stay connected at all times.
  • Installation, training and support: Our partners can provide installation, training and support no matter where your IoT projects are located.
  • Command and control: Inmarsat’s IoT services allow two-way communication to ensure you can monitor and operate your remote nodes in real-time.
  • Easy to integrate with your projects - Our IDP and BGAN M2M terminals are simple for field teams to set up and integrate with bespoke applications and to maintain without technical expertise or training.

Business benefits

  • Realise your digitalisation goals – we work with you as your needs change, supporting you at every step of your journey.
  • Understand business performance in real time we provide you with access to all of your data when you need it so you can build more efficient operations and stay ahead of your competition.
  • Safe and sustainable operations we help you comply with regulation and support your efforts to keep people and the environment safe and sustainable.

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