BSNL and Skylo introduce a satellite-based IoT network in India

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BSNL and Skylo have announced the breakthrough in satellite-based NB-IoT (Narrow Band – Internet of Things) in pursuance of the Digital India vision which will now allow India to have access to a fabric of connectivity for millions of yet unconnected machines, sensors, and industrial IoT devices.

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

“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.”

Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD, BSNL

The new technology will support the DoT and Niti Aayog’s plan of bringing indigenous IoT connectivity to India’s core sectors. Successful POCs have already been conducted by BSNL and Skylo with both the parties set to approach user groups before 2021 begins.

Skylo ‘User Terminal’ interfaces with sensors and transmits data to the Skylo Network and into people’s hands with the accompanying Data Platform providing an immersive, visual, experience for industry-specific applications on mobile or desktop giving the users ability to take immediate an appropriate action. The new digital machine will act as complement to smartphone-centric mobile and Wi-Fi networks and covers India’s full geography to bring online new applications for the first time.

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