Wyld + DEWA Partners to Launch New IoT Satellite Network + Services for the Utilities Sector – SatNews
the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched its first satellite — DEWA-SAT1 – and Wild networks has partnered with DEWA R&D Center and Infra Xthe telecom arm of Digital DEWA, to develop IoT terminals to support the new satellite IoT network — Wyld is responsible for delivering the satellite IoT terminals for the network.
With the launch of its DEWA-SAT 1 small satellite earlier this year, DEWA will become the first utility company in the world to use nanosatellites to improve the maintenance and planning of electricity and water networks. Wyld delivered the first test satellite terminals before the launch of the service.
DEWA’s Space-D space program will use satellites and ground station infrastructure to monitor electricity and water networks. For example, it will use thermal imaging to detect thermal fingerprints in high voltage transmission lines, substations, buildings and solar power plants.
“We are delighted to be part of the DEWA space program. This is an ambitious and large-scale project to use satellites to provide connectivity anywhere in the world to improve the operations of water and electricity networks. This is a truly innovative initiative to revolutionize the global utility industry,” mentioned Alastair WilliamsonCEO of Wyld Networks.
Wyld Networks develops and sells innovative wireless technology solutions that enable affordable connectivity around the world, addressing issues caused by lack of global mobile network coverage. The solutions are primarily aimed at providing wireless connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) and people.