Narrowband satellite backhauls data from industrial IoT devices in remote locations

According to experts there will be 75 billion IoT devices deployed by 2025.  These devices will support a multitude of industrial IoT applications. The majority of those devices will rely on LPWAN technologies such as LoRa, NB-IoT and Sigfox for connectivity. A great number of these devices will be deployed in rural and remote areas with limited access to terrestrial connectivity for backhauling of data.


SMARTHaul™ from TSAT integrates and complements terrestrial backhaul  solutions for industrial IoT bachhaul.


The TSAT SMARTHaul terminal provides essential backhaul for the LoRa Gateway which acts as a front-end concentrator and connectivity hub for IoT devices within a 10-15km range. Data from the IoT sensors is transported seamlessly to the SMARTHaul gateway and delivered to the relevant IoT application for further analytical processing and presentation via end-user applications.

Benefits of narrowband satellite backhaul for industrial IoT

Satellite backhaul enables the extension of industrial IoT connectivity into areas lacking terrestrial connectivity, and also;


Improving cyber security

The SMARTHaul solution when implemented as a private network is not connected to the internet. This increases cyber security at the IoT applications which is essential when dealing with proprietary industrial  data not to be shared with the general public.

Lower recurring cost for data transmission

TSAT tailors the satellite bandwidth for the SMARTHaul network to the user’s actual application need, thereby reducing the recurring costs. The cost-efficient operating model makes TSAT and SMARTHaul an affordable solution for industrial entities.

Ensuring maximum uptime

For industrial entities the availability of data is mission critical. The SMARTHaul solution can be implemented with geo-redundant and load-sharing HUBs which ensures that the IoT devices and applications are always connected.