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Hiber’s nanosatellite launch has serious agricultural bent

Hiber has announced that its nanosatellite-powered IoT network is now live, claiming 90% global coverage and 75 customers in commercial trials. However, its three flagship customers indicate that the company has seriously agricultural leanings. Perhaps more customers will go public and dispel this image, but for the time being, it illustrates the cozy niche that satellite IoT services fill. This is, of course, the ability to connect any device out in the field that has a view of the sky, without incurring any of the build-out cost associated with the terrestrial LPWAN networks. Of course, LoRa deployments can be very low cost too, but the collective satellite IoT industry has been very aggressive on the pricing front. There’s no reason…

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