Sateliot Bringing Connectivity to Millions in Rural Areas

The company is joining a project to connect rural communities across Europe

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

July 14, 2023

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Sateliot has joined the $3.5 million project ETHER to bring satellite connectivity to 25 million citizens across Europe.

The European Commission-backed project uses technologies such as AI and machine learning to create a wide-reaching 6G telecommunications network and will leverage Sateliot’s nanosatellite constellation to expand its reach to rural areas.

Industries such as agriculture, logistics and maritime transportation could benefit most.

“The AI-based framework used by ETHER is projected to self-evolve the segmented management and orchestration of the integrated network,” Sateliot said in a statement. “This ‘Network of Networks,’ built up with terrestrial and space networks, along with the use of AI and machine learning, is to be the ultimate tool to bring 5G and 6G connectivity to rural and uncovered areas.”

The project is also hoped to progress Europe’s standing in 5G and 6G and demonstrate the benefit of these networks to boost investment into similar projects in the future. AI and machine learning are being deployed to help optimize the network and make it “self-evolving”. 

“By entering the project, Sateliot is crossing a threshold, as we are marching in the frontline of network integration,” said Marco Guadalupi, Sateliot’s CTO. “ETHER is an ambitious project for the magnitude of joining several networks and the use of AI and Machine Learning, whose effects on our society and the industry are more tangible today than ever before. We have already witnessed what developed AIs, like ChatGPT or Midjourney, are capable of doing at a user level.” 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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