5G NB-IoT For NGOs
In an era where technological innovation holds the key to addressing some of our planet's most pressing challenges, the partnership between Sateliot and environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promises to usher in a new age of conservation efforts.
Sateliot’s global connectivity allows for a new set of cutting-edge solutions to monitor and protect our precious ecosystems and wildlife.
Sateliot is offering free connections to NGOs, including EWT, which is pioneering "The Eye in the Sky System," a state-of-the-art wildlife tracking technology poised to monitor and save highly endangered species across the vast African landscape. The collaboration aims to deploy 5G IoT sensors on vultures, a significant step toward safeguarding endangered species and combating poaching in Africa.
Access to connectivity for IoT in remote areas has remained a big challenge, especially in the large expanses of water and land where most of the Earth's biodiversity is located. Numerous animals and plant species live here, some under significant pressure and endangerment.
Sateliot's collaboration with NGOs extends 5G satellite coverage to the organizations. This extension is seamlessly facilitated through standard roaming with existing Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), eliminating the need for additional satellite user equipment. NGOs can now leverage the same terrestrial standard used by Mobile Operators to expand their operational reach.
With this agreement, EWT will benefit from true Global connectivity at no extra costs, enabling massive deployments of IoT devices and improving their current operations.
Illegal trade has seen thousands of vultures poisoned across Africa, devastating populations, and driving them rapidly towards extinction in the wild. Scavenging mammals, including Lions, Hyaenas, and Leopards, are also severely impacted by poisoning. A key factor limiting the capacity to reduce or avoid the large loss of wildlife to poisoning is our ability to locate and respond quickly to poisoning events. The early detection of a poison source and the decontamination of a poisoning scene radically reduce the further loss of wildlife. Fast action also allows response teams to save surviving wildlife.
In the past year alone, this revolutionary system has successfully identified 15 poisoning events. The quick response allowed teams to rescue over 100 highly threatened vultures, swiftly eliminate the poison sources, and decontaminate the scenes, ultimately saving countless lives. The Eye in the Sky is a testament to innovative technology's power in preserving our planet’s invaluable wildlife heritage.
Alison Janicke, EWT's Head of Business Development, said: "Sateliot's support will significantly impact our organization. This financial relief will enable us to allocate these funds to other critical conservation work. Beyond the monetary savings, partnering with Sateliot will also spare us some time and effort spent on fundraising, allowing us to invest that time in on-the-ground conservation activities."
Gianluca Redolfi, CCO at Sateliot, envisions a future where satellite connectivity revolutionizes how NGOs engage in conservation efforts. "By harnessing Sateliot's advanced capacity allocation techniques, NGOs can tap into free satellite capacity during specific time slots and locations at no extra cost." This breakthrough strategy ensures efficient data transmission, empowering NGOs to maximize their impact on the ground.