With no coverage limitations, your remote solutions are always within line of sight with Iridium. Stay connected to remotely-piloted or autonomous systems in the air, on land, and at sea.
In a ceremony at Iridium headquarters, the Director General of the International Mobile Satellite Organization, Captain Moin Ahmed presented Iridium with a Letter of Compliance, formally authorizing the company to now provide satellite GMDSS service, bringing truly global coverage and a choice of both network and equipment to this critical emergency service for the first time.
Powered by a uniquely sophisticated global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium® network provides high-quality voice and data connections over the planet’s entire surface, including across airways, oceans, and polar regions. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications.
Iridium completed a constellation upgrade in early 2019, replacing all its satellites and upgrading the supporting ground infrastructure. This enabled the launch of Iridium Certus®, a new multi-service platform delivering specialty broadband services, with additional midband services coming soon.
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 local systems are unavailable.
Truly Global Communications
In a world where global communications are increasingly essential, only one company connects everyone to the things that matter most, from pole to pole. Iridium is a satellite communications company that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world.
Your World. Our Network.SM
Through an expansive partner network driven by the collaboration of more than 400 leading technology companies and powered by Iridium core technologies, we are advancing the way enterprises, governments, and individuals communicate every day. The Iridium partner ecosystem leverages our partners’ specialized knowledge to deliver innovative solutions to users across a diverse set of industries around the globe.
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Iridium is proud to support a strong partner ecosystem driven by value-added collaboration, powered by Iridium core technologies and focused on delivering global communications solutions that connect people and information in exciting new way.