South Australian-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) company Myriota has partnered with American nanosatellite company Spire to expand its global network.

The Myriota Network offers customers the ability to securely monitor and collect data using its low-cost and long-battery-life satellite connectivity and does this from space using IoT technology. This data assists in tracking, locating, and monitoring assets.

This exciting partnership will see the Australian company access the worldwide network of Spire’s low-earth orbit satellites, expanding their network from nine to 44 and delivering near real-time IoT connectivity by the end of 2022. They anticipate the existing coverage to grow from Australia, New Zealand and North America into brand new markets to meet growing global demand.

“By leveraging Spire’s constellation, Myriota will rapidly improve its services, and enter new markets such as Europe. Spire is a perfect partner for extending our global reach,” said Dr David Haley, Myriota’s CTO and co-founder.

“This agreement is a game changer for our business.”

Spire’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Space Services and Earth Intelligence, Theresa Condor says they are proud their technology will assist in making these smart devices more accessible.

“Australia is a hotbed of innovative companies, and it’s gratifying to help a leading satellite connectivity provider go to market quickly and scale up efficiently,” she said.

Myriota is the first large-scale, commercial, IoT-focused customer of Spire.

Read the media release here.