In a world where global communications are increasingly essential, only one company connects everyone to the things that matter most, from pole to pole. Offering voice and data connectivity through a constellation of 66 crosslinked LEO satellites, Iridium keeps people – and things – connected on the land, in the air, or at sea. With communications solutions ranging from satellite phones to broadband, Iridium is trusted by more than a million mariners, pilots, humanitarians, first responders, governments, and more around the world.
Iridium Maritime solutions are designed to keep ships connected and safe in all the world’s waterways. Iridium partners utilize Iridium’s global cross-linked network to provide maritime equipment that fulfill the needs of the industry. Iridium’s maritime solutions use L-Band frequency which provides a weather-resiliant connection to outlast the harsh conditions at sea.
In a fast-growing market, leading companies continue to turn to Internet of Things (IoT) network devices to enable data access. As the world’s only truly global IoT network, Iridium and Iridium Connected® products provide low latency, near-real time data delivery, and provides reliable, critical data connectivity anywhere on the planet.
Connected through the global network, Iridium Land Mobile devices are built to work anywhere in the world. Handheld devices are rugged and durable; built to withstand harsh environments. With the ‘always connected’ antenna designs, Land Mobile devices have increased incoming call availability, as well as smooth uninterrupted call connectivity, globally.
Iridium Aviation solutions provide reliable global coverage for aircraft of any size, anywhere. With low costs and a wide variety of applications, Iridium and its partners provide solutions that help improve safety, streamline operations, and allow for efficient communication between onboard crew, air traffic control, and ground crews.
Iridium Government solutions provide secure global connections, beyond line-of-sight and out of reach of terrestrial networks. By maintaining a long-term partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, Iridium enables robust, tactical, real-time voice connections and low-latency data, through a secure connection.
The Iridium Network
At only 780 kilometers from the Earth, the proximity of Iridium’s LEO network means pole-to-pole coverage, a shorter transmission path, stronger signals, lower latency, and shorter registration time than with GEO satellites. In space, each Iridium satellite is linked to up to four others creating a dynamic network that routes traffic among satellites to ensure global coverage, even where traditional networks are unavailable.
Your World. Our Network.®
Iridium Satellite LLC celebrates its 20th anniversary
The Iridium Online Museum is a tribute to the thousands of people and companies that have been a part of the Iridium story over the years. It is also for individuals who have followed and supported Iridium’s journey to build the only truly global communications network, and those who have been inspired by it to create the next big idea.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Through our support of education, sustainability initiatives, disaster preparedness and relief, as well as our philanthropic efforts, we try to do our part to make the world a better place. We strive to set an example for those we work with, for, and around of high standards of corporate citizenship.
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