Cellular IoT and Tracking Connectivity

Capture your IoT and Tracking Data

Ground Control is best known for our satellite IoT and tracking connectivity services, but there are many instances where satellite might only be necessary some of the time, or as a failsafe if terrestrial networks fail.

We’re here to ensure that you get the data you need, when you need it, wherever the data source is in the world. If your asset is moving, then there will be times when it’s within cellular coverage, and possibly times when it is not. That’s where our hybrid solutions come in; they utilize lowest-cost routing so that cellular is used where possible, but satellite remains available at all times.

This is essential in certain instances such as piloting drones BVLOS, and means that there are no blind spots in your company’s data collection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do we mean by hybrid connectivity?

Several of Ground Control’s proprietary devices are able to use both cellular and satellite connections to transmit and receive data. They will use cellular when within range, and switch to satellite for remote areas. This means users pay less, as cellular connectivity is lower cost than satellite, but don’t miss out of the complete reliability offered by leveraging satellite communication.

What is i-Cell?

The Intelligent Cellular (i-Cell) division of Ground Control has developed a SMART solution to automatically switch from 2G to LTE spectrum encompassing eUICC technology. Our technology works in a wide range of industries, most notably Utilities but also from Vending to Security and Energy management.

What problem does the i-Cell series solve?

With the proposed sunsetting of the 2G and 3G networks throughout the World at different times, there needs to be technology in place that can automatically switch seamlessly between the older generation to the new. Utilizing Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card technology (eUICC) makes the transition to Long-Term Evolution – LTE – CATM1 & NB-IoT – easy and robust. This is the heart of the i-Cell range of cellular products.

What airtime packages are available?

Our cellular airtime packages offer a range of flexible contracts and bundles. From a single SIM with coverage in over 160 countries to fixed price options for data and SMS roaming, we’ve got you covered. Fraud protection and active bill management means you need never worry about costs. We’ll keep you informed and help you manage your account securely.

Would you like to know more?

If you'd like more information on our hybrid cellular / satellite IoT and tracking solutions, please call or email us, or complete the form, and we'll be happy to help.

Our i-Cell team are also standing by to answer any questions you might have about our pure-play cellular IoT technology.
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