North America is expected to generate 40 percent of satellite machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) revenue by 2027. *Includes both GEO-based and smallsat constellations. Credit: NSR
ÅAC Clyde, the company being formed by Sweden’s ÅAC Microtec and Scotland’s Clyde Space, will build a six-unit cubesat for Kepler Communications' machine-to-machine communications constellation. This is an image of one of Kepler's three-unit cubists also built by ÅAC Clyde. Credit: ÅAC Clyde
Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s 1945 prediction of the geostationary satellite was dismissed by some Wireless World readers. Twenty years later, on April 6, 1965, the launch of Intelsat 1 proved the famed science-fiction novelist got it largely right. Credit: Wireless World via
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CTO of Sigfox (Credit: Sigfox)