ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) has initiated their satellite services and solutions in China, which are targeted for the heavy equipment, transportation and logistics and maritime industries.
One of the premier Chinese telecommunications operators recently received the authorization for the use of ORBCOMM’s satellite constellation. ORBCOMM’s local service partner for China, Asia Pacific Navigation Telecommunications Satellite (APNTS), based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, will participate in providing service, support and distribution.
A China Gateway Earth Station (GES) is planned for construction to serve as a network link between the ORBCOMM satellite system and its worldwide infrastructure. It will enable ORBCOMM to more effectively deliver the advanced services provided by its satellite constellation, making communications more efficient, reliable and globally available for its industrial IoT customers. Additional ORBCOMM GES facilities in China are in the planning stages.
Marc Eisenberg, the CEO of ORBCOMM, said that the company 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. 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.
Zhang Hai Ming, the MD of APNTS, added that the company has been following ORBCOMM’s continued momentum with great interest for some time and is pleased to help bring ORBCOMM’s products and services to China. Leveraging the firm's understanding of the local customer base and China’s wide-ranging push towards a more connected society, APNTS believes there is a significant opportunity to market ORBCOMM’s broad IoT solutions portfolio to the heavy equipment, transportation and logistics as well as the maritime industries, which will enable customers throughout the region to improve the efficiency and performance of their business operations.