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Inmarsat and Actility Partner to Deliver Single, Global Platform for Internet of Things (IoT)

Press Release From: INMARSAT
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announces its partnership with Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, to enable an end-to-end IoT solution to connect assets over public and private networks, anywhere in the world.

This partnership combines Inmarsat’s global connectivity with Actility’s ThingPark™ IoT management platform to deliver an integrated solution for IoT, linking connectivity, services and IoT devices from a single application and service management point, to connect objects deployed anywhere on the planet, even in the most remote and hostile locations.

“Inmarsat already has a long and successful history in providing remote connectivity,” said Greg Ewert, President, Inmarsat Enterprise. “This partnership enables additional flexibility for IoT networks – meaning systems integrators and customers using Inmarsat’s connectivity and Actility’s solution – to connect all of their assets on one platform, without having to spend the time and resource dealing with multiple connectivity providers, or the cost and complexity of multiple roaming agreements. It also puts Inmarsat in closer proximity to the wider IoT market”

Inmarsat recently announced its membership in the LoRa Alliance, a non-profit organisation that promotes the connectivity standard LoRaWAN for Low Power Wide Area networks (LPWAN). This partnership means that assets that use the LoRa standard can now be connected over Inmarsat’s global networks for seamless integration and interoperability, even in areas where cellular or terrestrial coverage is unavailable or unreliable.

This new partnership brings with it new capabilities and a global reach to IoT network solutions, leveraging the explosive growth in highly capable and affordable IoT sensors and applications.

“Actility is thrilled to be collaborating with Inmarsat to provide global customers with an end to end solution and a single service management point to connect their assets and fulfill their IoT business needs anywhere in the world with our ThingPark™ LoRaWAN platform,” said Olivier Hersent, CEO & CTO at Actility.

Join us at Mobile World Congress 2016, Booth 8.0E40 and view our smart building demo at Inmarsat Developer Conference in London on February 29-March 1st.

For further information:
Inmarsat
Jonathan Sinnatt
Director of Corporate Communications
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
+44 (0)20 7728 1935

Inmarsat
Anthony Wilkinson
Marketing Manager
anthony.wilkinson@inmarsat.com
+44 (0)20 7728 1064

Actility
Anne van Gemert
anne.vangemert@actility.com
+33 6 47 37 30 21

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).

The Inmarsat press release newsfeed and corporate updates are on @InmarsatGlobal.

About Actility
Actility is an industry leader in LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) IoT infrastructure and Smart Grid applications. Actility ThingPark™ is a complete IoT solution, combining LPWA networking, an IoT data management platform, and an extensive ecosystem of fully interoperable devices and applications. ThingPark is a carrier-grade IoT platform which enables service providers to accelerate their IoT strategy and go-to-market. ThingPark Wireless delivers long-range networks for low-power sensors and devices used in multiple industries, smart-cities, agriculture, and connected living. ThingPark Cloud provides IoT protocol and data management services that enable web applications to connect seamlessly with data from a vast range of different sensors. ThingPark Marketplace is at the heart of of an ecosystem of certified IoT devices and application partners, and fully automates the creation and activation of end-to-end IoT offers across multiple sales channels. Actility is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance.

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