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SAS commences M2M and IoT tests with Globalsat Group in Central and South America

Sky and Space Global Ltd  is pleased to announce it has commenced testing of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) services in the Central and South America region in partnership with Globalsat Group LLC. The partnership will potentially provide Sky and Space Global with access to a new market, while enabling Globalsat Group to expand its connectivity services.

The collaboration between the two companies started with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed in March 2017. The MoU allows the two companies to explore a commercial relationship with a view to SAS to providing narrow-band satellite communication services to customers of Globalsat Group in Central and South America.

The intention is that upon completion of a successful testing program, the companies will commence discussions on a binding commercial agreement to replace the existing MOU.

The testing follows the successful launch of the SAS narrowband communication satellites, the 3 Diamonds, in June 2017 and the subsequent testing, optimisation and operation of the 3 Diamonds to deliver world first phone calls, instant messaging, data transfers and financial transactions using nano-satellites during Q3 and Q4 2017.

Sky and Space Global’s CEO, Mr. Meir Moalem said: “We are happy to be working with Globalsat Group to provide narrowband satellite communication services to Globalsat’s customers across Central and South America. We believe the testing of M2M and IoT services will allow us to further expand and promote our business in this part of the world, while providing our partner with an opportunity to deliver M2M and IoT services in remote locations and expand their coverage.”

Globalsat Group CEO, Mr. J. Alberto Palacios said: “We welcome the opportunity to test M2M and IoT services with Sky and Space Global. We believe the market for this kind of services is growing and by using the SAS unique connectivity solution we can provide wider coverage and enhanced services to our customers in the Central and South American region.”