EchoStar launches pan-European LoRa network

  • November 8, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Irish mobile satellite services provider EchoStar Mobile has announced commercial availability of a pan-European LoRa-enabled IoT network.

Operating in EchoStar Mobile’s licensed S-band spectrum from the EchoStar XXI satellite, the network spans Europe, Scandinavia and the UK with LoRa-enabled connectivity, suitable for monitoring mobile assets and widely distributed sites in the agriculture, energy, utility, environmental, transport and logistics sectors.

To power the offering, EchoStar offers the EM2050 multi-transport satellite-terrestrial module that enables seamless roaming across S-band and terrestrial LoRa networks.

“Following a successful early adopter programme with dozens of partners, our LoRa-enabled network is now open for business, enabling real-time, bi-directional connectivity for devices and sites across Europe,” said Telemaco Melia, vice president of EchoStar Mobile. “For ecosystem partners, including device manufacturers, platform providers, integrators and enterprises, the IoT is no longer constrained by cumbersome roaming agreements, patchworked networks or hard-to-reach locations. Ubiquitous IoT connectivity is within reach and operational, today, with EchoStar Mobile.”

EchoStar Mobile is a subsidiary of Colorado-based EchoStar Corporation. The Irish company has commercial operations headquarters in the UK, a data centre in Germany, and a converged satellite and terrestrial network covering the UK, Europe and Scandinavia.