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Orbcomm Steps Into Chinese Transportation, Maritime Markets

By | October 5, 2018

Heavy equipment telematics concept. Photo: Orbcomm

Orbcomm is making its satellite services and solutions available in China, targeted the heavy equipment, transportation and logistics, and maritime industries. A Chinese telecommunications operator recently received the authorization for the use of Orbcomm’s satellite constellation. Orbcomm’s local service partner for China, Asia Pacific Navigation Telecommunications Satellite (APNTS), based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, will participate in providing service, support, and distribution.

Orbcomm is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IOT) solutions. A China Gateway Earth Station (GES) is planned for construction to serve as a network link between the Orbcomm satellite system and its worldwide infrastructure. It will help enable Orbcomm to more effectively deliver services, making communications more reliable and globally available for its industrial IOT customers. Additional Orbcomm GES facilities in China are in the planning stages.

“The regulatory approval combined with the addition of an Orbcomm GES in China will significantly improve service levels and coverage in the region as well as provide access to a new high-growth market for deployment of Orbcomm’s industrial IoT solutions,” said Orbcomm Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marc Eisenberg.