As the Internet of Things (IoT) transforms global data collection, satellite communications are at the core of this revolution. Satellites have the unique capability to enable the collection of data from unreachable places since satellite connectivity is relatively unaffected by the sorts of threats from which terrestrial communications suffer, including war, weather, and terrain.
Moreover, the roll-out of 5G will accommodate the transfer of large amounts of data, leading to an advance in affordable satellite communications including nano satellites.
“It’s what we do with this vast amount of data that forms the next big challenge. We foresee that business analytics will become central to every business in the future. The focus will eventually shift to providing robust and reliable back-up systems, and that’s where satellite communications will become crucial,” says Nabil Ben Soussia, VP – Maritime, IEC Telecom Group, and Managing Director, IEC Telecom UAE & Kazakhstan. This data-driven transformation in the way we all do business will accelerate when standardisation takes place, and then, the data gathered can be processed and compared across industries.