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RBC Signals and Inmarsat partner on global IoT

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RBC Signals, a provider of satellite data communications, has signed a strategic agreement with Inmarsat, a provider global mobile satellite communications.

Under the terms of the agreement, RBC Signals will use Inmarsat’s global network to connect its range of applications and solutions for enterprise customers.

“The Internet of Things is transforming how businesses and industries around the world operate. The positive impact of IoT depends on reliable, secure and scalable global connectivity, which is where Inmarsat’s experience, expertise and technology come into their own," said Mike Carter, president of Inmarsat Enterprise.

"Our new agreement with RBC Signals will allow more businesses to benefit from the efficiency, productivity and sustainability gains IoT enables. We look forward to working with RBC Signals to bring new, innovative IoT and other data-driven products and services to market.”

Specifically, the global multi-year leasing agreement combines Inmarsat’s worldwide ELERA and Global Xpress satellite networks with RBC Signals’ range of new and existing data and Internet of Things applications.

In addition, RBC Signals will incorporate these latest evolutions of Inmarsat’s L-band and Ka-band networks into its applications and solutions.

“Companies are increasingly demanding innovative connected products and services, especially around the Internet of Things,” said Christopher Richins, founder and CEO, RBC Signals.

“These products and solutions must have global reach to perform optimally and satellite connectivity is essential to meet the needs of enterprises with assets beyond the reach of terrestrial fixed and mobile networks. IoT, and especially Industrial IoT, is a significant growth area for RBC Signals. Inmarsat with their uniquely positioned network and global coverage is the ideal partner for us to take advantage of this opportunity."

Traditionally leasing agreements were based on static, pre-set network connectivity specifications, however this new partnership will enable RBC Signals to adjust dynamically, reallocate and scale up variables such as spectrum, power levels and geographical reach, according to customers' needs.

“This partnership will help RBC Signals achieve our aim of being a complete end-to-end solution provider for every organisation that needs best-in-class multi-network solutions," continued Richins.

"We are proud to announce this new strategic partnership with Inmarsat at such an exciting moment in their history, with the imminent launch of world’s most advanced commercial communications satellite, the new Inmarsat I-6 F1, later this month.”

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