Iridium CertusSM Distribution Expands; Enables Globally ‘Connected Vehicles’, Assets and Teams
Next wave of Iridium Certus service providers selected to deliver this next-generation satellite broadband solution for land-mobile applications. Includes Globalsat, IEC Telecom, Marlink, McQ, Pivotel and Tesam Argentina S.A. (“Tesacom”).
Iridium NEXTOn March 30, 2018, Iridium successfully launched the fifth set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Not only did this fifth launch increase the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 50, but it was also the second Iridium NEXT launch to use a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket.
5 Launches Completed. 3 Launches to Go.
Here are some of the highlights and memorable moments of this exciting day.
Maritime Industry Readies for a New Era of Choice with Iridium CertusSM Global Launch Partners
Industry Leaders Ready to Offer Next-Generation Pole-to-Pole Satellite Broadband Connectivity for Maritime Applications
Iridium Makes Maritime History
On May 21, 2018, the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee officially recognized Iridium to provide GMDSS services. By 2020, Iridium expects to provide mariners with a GMDSS solution that will offer secure, reliable, and truly global voice and data GMDSS communications in a single, small-form-factor maritime mobile terminal – at a fraction of the price of competing solutions.
Hitachi Construction Machinery to Use Iridium® for Delivering Global e-Service Across the Planet
New agreement expands Hitachi Construction Machinery’s remote construction machinery management business and grows Iridium’s heavy equipment partner network.