Frost & Sullivan: Global IoT Satellite Connectivity Market

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Mega-constellations, Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) Integration, and Ecosystem Collaboration Boost the Future Growth Potential of IoT Satellite Connectivity

The IoT satellite connectivity market is gaining traction worldwide with advances in low earth orbit (LEO) mega-constellation construction and launch. The IoT ecosystem is adopting LEO satellite technology for its advantages, such as cost reduction and new revenue stream creation.

Collaboration between standards, which include low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) and cellular IoT, is propelling growth in the market. Businesses are deploying hybrid terrestrial and satellite networks due to the benefits of dual-mode capability in enabling new IoT use cases in areas with deficient LPWAN and/or cellular network coverage or enhanced connectivity resiliency. For example, proprietary LPWAN (e.g., LoRaWAN®, RPMA®, and Sigfox) and cellular IoT (NB-IoT) have been integrated with satellite networks in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

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