Manu Ignatius
Tatler Singapore|March 2021
The CEO of underwater communications startup Subnero describes how he hopes to build an ‘internet of underwater things’
Chong Seow Wei

Compared to our advanced communication infrastructure on land, underwater communication networks are lagging far behind. But Manu Ignatius wants to change this. “At the moment, underwater communication is similar to old analog telephone lines, where the communication links are from point A to point B,” says the CEO of Subnero, a startup developing high-performance, wireless underwater communication, navigation, monitoring, and sensing solutions for environmental, defense, and oil and gas companies.

“In the future, we hope to have a true ‘internet of underwater things’, where any device will be able to connect to the internet as we do on land today—without setting up customised networks.”

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