On February 28, 2023, Intelsat, a leading provider of inflight connectivity operating one of the world's largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks, announced that Deutsche Telekom IoT (DT IoT) is looking to integrate Intelsat FlexEnterprise. By integrating with FlexEnterprise, DT IoT can extend its powerful, user-friendly, cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) offering across locations regardless of fiber or cellular connectivity options.
IoT services are increasingly utilized by a wide range of industries, collecting data from thousands of devices and analyzing it to help organizations improve system efficiency, reduce waste, monitor sensitive environments, and gain new insights into operations and procedures. By leveraging FlexEnterprise as a complement to cellular connectivity, DT can expand the reach and efficacy of its solution and generate better outcomes for its customers.
FlexEnterprise is an enterprise-grade connectivity service that combines satellite and terrestrial networks to advance internet, cloud, and private networks. Intelsat manages the global FlexEnterprise infrastructure, removing the need for clients to maintain satellite infrastructure and expertise. DT will receive FlexEnterprise from Intelsat as a satellite-as-a-service offering, thereby reducing the time and expense required to operate new services.
The Intelsat FlexEnterprise satellite platform permits mobile network operators to provide terrestrial-like services regardless of location. For instance, industrial IoT (IIoT) customers can connect devices in inaccessible places to control wind turbines on mountaintops or offshore or to assess flood risks by measuring the water levels in remote areas.
Brian Jakins, Intelsat Networks General Manager, shared, "Satellite connectivity allows IoT to connect physical objects and devices from anywhere on the globe to the virtual world to enhance real-time data collection, analysis and decision making," He added, "With FlexEnterprise, DT expands the usefulness of its IoT offering, especially for widely distributed applications like renewable energy infrastructure and green IoT environmental monitoring."
(Source – Business Wire)
Intelsat is a leading provider of secure and seamless satellite-based communications, serving government, NGO and commercial customers across the globe. With one of the world's most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructures, it connects people and tools across oceans, continents and skies, enabling communication, cooperation and coexistence. With a legacy of innovation, the company is focused on addressing new challenges and disrupting the space industry while leading the digital transformation of the industry. It is based in McLean, Virginia and was founded in 1964.