BSNL partners Skylo for satellite-based NB-IoT

BSNL in partnership with Skylo Technologies India has introduced satellite-based NB-IoT (Narrow Band-Internet of Things) catering to fishermen, farmers, construction, mining and logistics enterprises.

With this solution, India will now have access to a ubiquitous fabric of connectivity for millions of yet unconnected machines, sensors and industrial IoT devices.

This new ‘Made in India’ Solution, which is indigenously developed by Skylo, will connect with BSNL’s satellite ground infrastructure and provide Pan-India coverage including Indian seas. The coverage will be so vast that it will not leave any dark patch within the boundary of India from Kashmir & Ladakh to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to the North East, including the Indian seas.

P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL said, “The solution is in line with BSNL’s vision to leverage technology to provide affordable and innovative telecom services and products across customers segments.”

“Skylo would also help provide critical data for the logistics sector to enable effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and will be a big contributor in service to the nation,” added Purwar.

Parthsarathi Trivedi, CEO and Co-founder, Skylo said, “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 & 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.”

Vivek Banzal, Director (CFA), BSNL said, “Successful PoCs have already been conducted by BSNL and Skylo in India and we will soon approach various user groups before the New Year 2021 begins.”

A small, smart, incredibly rugged box, the Skylo ‘User Terminal’ interface with sensors transmits data to the Skylo Network and into people’s hands. The accompanying Data Platform provides an immersive and visual experience for industry-specific applications on mobile or desktop.

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