4 Benefits Satellite Operators and their Customers gain from an Edge-Centric Approach to the Industrial IoT
In our concept paper "Satellite at the Edge", we extolled the virtues of an edge-centric approach to Satellite IoT. Having described the “what”, we now set out the “why” by outlining four major benefits and asking whether they primarily advantage satellite network operators or their customers.
A “head-in-the-clouds” strategy for IoT is partial, at best.
Architects have increasingly powerful tools for building edge-centric IoT systems at their disposal, which could deliver better IoT outcomes and lower operating costs. But all too often the default assumption is that cloud-centred designs are best. Adrian Hillier argues that architects must embrace the edge to enhance the performance of their IoT systems in a way that is intelligent and scalable.
The missing link: an antenna-centric adoption scenario for broadband from space
New space companies are planning to launch low earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide broadband internet everywhere on earth. But with antennas for satellite receivers at consumer price points still out of reach, how will users be connected?
IoT Connectivity – Where’s the Value?
How can connectivity service suppliers generate revenues that are sustainable and scalable from the IoT? Value-based approaches are needed to meet the interests of all participants over the longer term.