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The Sateliot Nanosatellite Constellation Links IoT Water Monitoring In The US

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Private drinking water wells will be kept in good condition with the help of 5G IoT satellite communication, according to the Spanish nanosatellite business Sateliot and GoSpace.

It’s difficult to fathom that significant portions of the world have no connectivity or, at best, inconsistent, spotty, unstable networks in an era where IoT seems to be pervasive. For many use cases, like linked autos, emergency services, and oil and gas monitoring, reliable connectivity is crucial. Using satellites is one approach to guarantee dependable connectivity.

With the help of a constellation of nanosatellites in low-Earth orbit (LEO), the Spanish telecom startup Sateliot links IoT using the standardised 5G NB-IoT protocol. In a time when IoT seems to be everywhere, it is difficult to comprehend that large areas of the world have no connectivity or, at best, uneven, spotty, unstable networks.

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Reliable connectivity is essential for numerous use cases, including connected cars, emergency services, and oil and gas monitoring. One way to ensure dependable connectivity is by using satellites. The Spanish telecom firm Sateliot links Internet of Things (IoT) using the standardised 5G NB-IoT protocol with the aid of a constellation of nanosatellites in low-Earth orbit (LEO).

A wireless telecommunications technology standard called Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) was created by 3GPP, the organisation in charge of creating all significant mobile telecommunications standards, including 4G LTE (4G) and 5G NR (5G).

NB-IoT was created especially for long-term, low-energy, rather slow IoT use cases, like home automation and livestock and agricultural monitoring. Because it operates in remote locations, inside buildings, and underground, its large-signal repetition is an excellent tool for offering subsurface solutions like water management.

43 million individuals, or 15% of the US population, currently get their drinking water from private wells. Since well water is vulnerable to contamination and flooding, trustworthy monitoring is crucial. GoSpace MERATCH uses IoT to track the presence of water contaminants by monitoring temperature, water flow, and level as well as pH acidity levels.

The system pings a warning notice whenever an uncommon circumstance occurs after it is connected to a low latency-narrowband network, such as the 5G satellite constellation of Sateliot. In the event of impending flooding or potential water contamination, this acts as an early warning system.

In 2018, Sateliot was established in Barcelona. Throughout the course of three rounds, the company raised a total of €16.5 million in fundraising; the most recent round was a €10 million raise. Schneider Electric, Atos, Sodaq, Bosch, and Kuehne & Nagel are a few of the clients.

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