Inmarsat has entered into a collaboration agreement with Microsoft, which will enable Inmarsat’s customers to transfer data collected through their industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to the Microsoft Azure IoT central platform. Under the agreement, Microsoft Azure customers will be able to access Inmarsat’s global satellite communications network, enabling them to connect their IoT infrastructure to cloud-based applications via the world’s most reliable mobile connectivity network.
The collaboration will initially focus on the delivery of industrial IoT-based solutions to the agriculture, mining, transportation and logistics sectors, supporting digitalization and visibility across the global supply chain. Customers will gain access to a variety of tools that will help connect anything to anything, bringing together assets in the physical world with applications in the digital world, no matter how remote the location.
“Our relationship with Microsoft Azure will provide customers with the reliable global connectivity and cloud services they need to take advantage of IoT wherever they are. Industrial IoT solutions have the potential to bring transparency and intelligence to the global supply chain and by partnering with Microsoft, we are making it easier and faster than ever for businesses from all sectors to exploit the technology and achieve competitive advantage.”