Dubai: Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Dubai-based communications company, has launched the Thuraya IP M2M Service, designed to support high volume, high throughput machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, the company announced on Wednesday.

Machine-to-machine usually describes technology that enables connected devices to exchange information and perform tasks without any human help.

According to the statement from Thuraya, the service is designed for efficient communication between devices and for the control and consolidation of data from remote equipment.

The service targets a number of sectors including oil and gas, utilities, renewable energy, banking and government.

Rashid Baba, Thuraya’s acting chief commercial officer, said in a statement: “The rise in IoT applications and M2M adoption has triggered an increase in demand among several sectors for higher throughput applications deployed over satellite. Some of these solutions include video- and image-capturing for surveillance and security, oil and gas real-time applications, smart-grid Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) recloser connectivity, and wind and solar farm monitoring.”

“Our announcement about joining the LoRa Alliance adds further momentum to Thuraya’s M2M aspirations. We are expanding our services and solutions to areas such as rural IoT and M2M connectivity, cargo and shipping, smart agriculture, and smart metering. Thuraya IP M2M service is one of the key components of our exciting FUTURA capability plans, and positions us well to effectively address the market requirements.”