In the second of a three-part series, 6GWorld spoke to Roel Jansen, CEO of Hiber, to explore the work they are doing on supporting global IoT services through spaceborne communications. Especially with the renewed attention that satellite communications is receiving from companies including Softbank, SpaceX and Amazon understanding how the environment is developing for companies delivering satellite-based services is particularly relevant.
One solution to the digital divide here on Earth may actually be in space. Alongside approaches using Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites are poised to improve access to internet in rural areas in the coming years. Each has their strengths and drawbacks.