Bigfoot in narrowband: SpaceX to purchase satellite VHF IoT constellation startup Swarm Technologies

by Peter B. de Selding

CUNCY-LES-VARZY, France — In a transaction that could reset the commercial satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT), startup constellation operator Swarm Technologies Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SpaceX following the two companies’ agreement on the acquisition.

The transaction was made public on Aug. 6 through Swarm’s application to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a transfer to SpaceX of Swarm’s satellite and Earth station licenses.

In the application, Swarm said the two companies had come . . .

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