Orbcomm Launches Satellite Service in China
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | Comments

Orbcomm launched satellite services and solutions targeted at the heavy equipment, transportations and logistics, and maritime industries in China.

A Chinese telecommunications operator recently received the authorization to use Orbcomm’s satellite constellation. Asia Pacific Navigation Telecommunications Satellite (APNTS), ORBCOMM’s local partner in China, will participate in providing service, support and distribution.

The companies plan to build a China gateway earth station (GES) to serve as a network link between the Orbcomm satellite system and its worldwide infrastructure. That will enable Orbcomm to more effectively deliver the advanced services provided by its satellite constellation, making communications more efficient, reliable and globally available for industrial internet of things (IoT) customers. Additional Orbcomm GES facilities in China are in the planning stages.

“Orbcomm is pleased to be able to operate within China, which provides a unique competitive advantage to the company, and deliver the benefits of our robust satellite service to a much broader customer base,” said Orbcomm CEO Marc Eisenberg. “The regulatory approval combined with the addition of an Orbcomm GES in China will significantly improve service levels and coverage in the region, as well as provide access to a new high-growth market for deployment of Orbcomm’s industrial IoT solutions.”

“We have been following Orbcomm’s continued momentum with great excitement for some time and are pleased to help bring Orbcomm’s products and services to China,” said Zhang Hai Ming, managing director of APNTS. “Leveraging our understanding of the local customer base and China’s wide-ranging push towards a more connected society, we believe there is a significant opportunity to market Orbcomm’s broad IoT solutions portfolio to the heavy equipment, transportation and logistics and maritime industries, which will enable customers throughout the region to improve the efficiency and performance of their business operation.”

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