The Sky is Not the Limit! floLIVE Partners with Skylo to Extend Its Global Coverage with 5G NTN Connectivity for IoT

floLIVE and Skylo today announce a global partnership ahead of MWC America. This partnership brings direct to device connectivity over NTN, allowing devices to always be connected, regardless of terrestrial coverage without the need for special hardware. This partnership allows end users to be assured of coverage in remote areas and in the white spaces in between cellular networks. The floLIVE and Skylo partnership is the first step in combining terrestrial and satellite, allowing for truly ubiquitous global connectivity.

The Sky is Not the Limit! floLIVE Partners with Skylo to Extend Its Global Coverage with 5G NTN Connectivity for IoT

The two companies have collaborated to further extend the reach of floLIVE’s global hyperlocal network to rural areas that are beyond the reach of mobile network operators.

London, UK and Palo Alto, United States, 22 September 2022 - floLIVE, the creator and owner of the world’s first and largest global hyperlocal network and a leading provider of global IoT connectivity and network services for IoT, and Skylo, an innovative provider of cellular connectivity over satellite, today announced a collaboration to provide continuous and affordable satellite Non-terrestrial Network (NTN) coverage. The partnership brings together floLIVE’s comprehensive carrier relations and integrations with Skylo’s satellite connectivity that leverages existing satellite constellations already in space. This new partnership is made possible with a firmware update to existing devices and requires no new hardware; this enables rapid device rollouts and connectivity is expected to be live in Q1-2023. 

New connected use cases are constantly evolving and expanding with the introduction of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies as well as NTN. The introduction of battery-powered devices that have a lifespan of years has also greatly expanded the types of possible use cases. With these new methods of connectivity, it’s possible to leverage applications that monitor power lines to prevent wildfires, help mining and construction companies track their assets live, and keep people safe in remote areas often challenged with limited to no cellular connectivity.

Many of these important use cases occur in remote areas where cellular coverage can be patchy and unpredictable. In order to leverage the full range of possible use cases, connectivity must always be available. Skylo provides dependable coverage in remote and rural areas by leveraging satellite connectivity and integrating the latest technologies that conform to 3GPP standards.

Skylo’s engineering teams have worked closely together over the past two years in partnership with modem makers to develop the world’s first 3GPP standards-based approach to satellite NTN or ‘direct-to-device’ connectivity. Skylo’s software-defined approach allows IoT devices to connect over existing, well-established satellites.  This combination provides the fastest time to market, most robust, and scalable solution yet for direct-to-device connectivity while keeping the device’s inherent antenna, battery and power modules. 

With this new technology, customers can send and receive data over satellite as they normally would, as long as they have access to open sky – whether stationary or mobile.

“We are pleased to join forces with Skylo to extend our global reach into new areas and territories”, stated Bill Wark, SVP Sales at floLIVE. “This collaboration enables us to expand the reach of our global network into new territories to provide truly ubiquitous coverage to our customers”.
“We’re excited to work with floLIVE to quickly enable a wide variety of connected products over our satellite network”, stated Eric DaVersa, VP Business Development at Skylo. “The fact that device makers now have the choice to include satellite NTN connectivity in their products without adding any incremental hardware is a paradigm shift for the industry”.

floLIVE owns and operates the world’s first global, hyperlocal cellular network. floLIVE plans to use Skylo’s service to address previously untapped markets and to provide a new breakthrough asset tracking service for high-value goods. 

About floLIVE

floLIVE operates the first and largest global, hyperlocal data network of its kind!

With a global carrier library based on an array of interconnected local core mobile networks, we provide centrally managed local connectivity for any device, anywhere.

Global means no limits on where you do business; local means low latency, high performance, and full compliance.

Our network has been designed to comply with the emergence of privacy acts, data regulations and roaming restrictions.

Best of all, we provide direct access to our network, that lets you control your connectivity as if you were the carrier. Monitor your devices, access real-time network events and usage, switch operators remotely, and troubleshoot failures ahead of time, so your devices never miss a beat. For more information, visit

About Skylo

​​Skylo Technologies is a satellite network service provider based in Palo Alto, CA, offering a hybrid capability that allows off-the-shelf, NTN-capable cellular chipsets and devices to connect directly over existing satellites. Devices connected over satellite are managed and served by Skylo’s commercial NTN vRAN, featuring a 3GPP standards-based cloud-native base station & core. Skylo works with existing satellite operators, terrestrial mobile network operators, and device makers to provide subscribers an anywhere, anytime connectivity solution that seamlessly roams between terrestrial and satellite networks. Skylo’s focus is on enabling connected services for people outdoors, and connected workflows for machines at work across critical industries such as agriculture, maritime, logistics, mining and others, in addition to mass-market consumer devices. For more information, visit or contact     

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