Inmarsat Adds Free Wave Technologies as IoT Partner
Inmarsat has signed a new partnership as it looks to build its presence in the IoT space. FreeWave Technologies, an IoT solutions provider, has become a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s L-band satellite IoT services. The partnership was announced May 18. The partnership, signed at the IoT Tech Expo in Santa Clara, California, will focus on the integration of Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro (IDP) service in FreeWave’s end-to-end IoT solutions, initially with standalone hardware terminals, with a view to integrating IDP core modules into IoT hardware and assets in the future.
The agreement aims to provide FreeWave’s customers with connectivity solutions across industries including agriculture, oil and gas, and utilities. The new relationship will also support the IoT uses of businesses operating in the environmental tracking space – including earthquake and flooding monitoring firms.
“FreeWave is an established name in the IoT market and we are looking forward to collaborating with them to build customer-centric solutions as we both look to grow our IoT footprint. We are particularly focused on the positive sustainable outcomes we believe this partnership can provide FreeWave’s customers. After all, you cannot manage what you cannot measure, and we believe solutions that enable better automation and digitalisation of the data capture process to collect granular, real-time results are increasingly essential to achieving our collective Net Zero goals in the future,” Jat Brainch, chief commercial and digital officer of Inmarsat, said in a statement.