BENGALURU: SoftBank-backed Skylotech has brought satellite-based NB-IoT (Narrow Band-Internet of Things) solution to India in partnership with BSNL. This will offer better connectivity to rural areas among fishermen, farmers, construction, mining and logistics enterprises. Skylotech’s NB-IoT solution will connect with BSNL’s satellite ground infrastructure and provide PAN-India coverage, including Indian seas.
In a statement, the company said its new technology supports the department of telecom and Niti Aayog’s plan of bringing indigenous IoT connectivity to India’s core sectors. It has been tested already in areas like Indian Railways, fishing vessels, and enabling connected vehicles.
“For centuries, industries, including agriculture, railways and fisheries, have been operating offline, and have not had the opportunity to take full advantage of the latest advancements in AI and IoT– until today.This is the world’s first satellite-based NB-IoT network and I am proud to launch this capability in India first to transform lives and our domestic industries,” said Parthsarathi Trivedi, co-founder and CEO, Skylotech.
“The solution is in line with BSNL’s vision to leverage technology to provide affordable and innovative telecom services and products across customers segments,” said P K Purwar, chairman and managing director, BSNL.