Eutelsat strategy: Protect video where possible, and plot satellite IoT growth with Sigfox, satellite broadband with telcos

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat has decided to move forward with an initial constellation of low-orbiting, low-bandwidth IoT satellites as part of its partnership with terrestrial IoT provider Sigfox, with first batch of commercial satellites to be launched in 2020, Eutelsat Chief Executive Rodolphe Belmer said.

Eutelsat and Sigfox had already concluded an agreement in 2018 under which Eutelsat would launch a single proof-of-concept satellite and contracted with manufacturing Terran Orbital’s Tyvak International to build it.

That satellite . . .

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