Satellite, M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things is expected to transform the interactions of both consumers and businesses with a panoply of devices, ranging from cars to refrigerators to electricity meters. Satellite has played a major role in supporting connected devices in remote areas for both consumers, via personal trackers, and businesses=, by monitoring heavy equipment, trucks and pipelines. How will the surge in cellular connections impact the satellite M2M market? Will new opportunities emerge for satellite, or will satellite be swamped, just like satellite phones in the 1990s, by omnipresent cellular connectivity? Will satellite M2M remain a small niche, or can it expand into much larger markets such as vehicle safety? This panel will discuss where new opportunities can be exploited and what capabilities are needed to ensure that satellite plays a major role in the emerging Internet of Things.