The companies say this is the first deal between a major Australian telco and a nanosatellite provider.
It has the potential to combine Optus’ national networks and digital enablement capabilities with Myriota’s direct-to-orbit technology, allowing massive scale, low-cost communications for IoT devices, even in remote areas.
“Working with innovative startups like Myriota allows Optus Business to help our customers capture the business improvements of next generation technologies,” said Optus Business managing director Chris Mitchell.
Myriota CEO and co-founder Alex Grant said "Remote connectivity has long been the missing piece of the puzzle for IoT across industries like logistics and farming, and we are thrilled to partner with Optus Business to provide a comprehensive connectivity offering."
He added “By combining Optus’ national networks with our nanosatellite capability, we are able to offer a truly holistic IoT solution and help solve connectivity issues being faced in regional Australia.”
Optus' parent company Singtel is a shareholder in Myriota via its Singtel Innov8 venture capital operation.