IoT has expanded its footprint around the globe, including to places that have limited or even no internet connectivity, including remote farms and factories, ships, airplanes, mines, and oil rigs. The data generated by these IoT implementations is key to the safe and cost-efficient operation, monitoring, planning, and advancement of the businesses they support. This data has been coined the “new oil of the digital economy”.
Satellite communication solves the business imperative for fast broadband speeds and ubiquitous coverage to transfer large volumes of data around the world. Satellites can reach most if not every location on the planet, are reliable and flexible, and most importantly, can provide communication services in areas not served by terrestrial networks (which includes the vast majority of the Earth’s surface.) Whether in the middle of the ocean or in a remote corner of the world, data can be conveyed reliably through satellite communication.
As the IoT connects more and more devices and as technology advances, networks must move to decentralized architectures where processing is being done at different aggregation points. Deploying private networks with edge computing on-premise addresses modern business needs of increased data collection, processing, and real-time analysis. This is where Gilat’s VSATs, powered with edge computing, deliver significant advantages.
Gilat has been leading the satellite communication market for over 30 years, including multiple IoT deployments worldwide. By integrating satellite communications with private networks and edge computing, businesses all over the world, regardless of their geographic location, can have access to the robust IoT information needed to be successful in the 21st century.
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