Iridium® Aviation Safety Services Continue to Climb

Iridium® Aviation Safety Services Continue to Climb

Iridium is proud to provide aviation solutions that help keep crew, craft, and commuters secure with global flight safety services. Over the past few years, adoption of Iridium aviation services has increased dramatically, and as the market evolves, we expect to see a...
Help Us Build the Iridium NEXT Launch 8 Spotify Playlist!

Help Us Build the Iridium NEXT Launch 8 Spotify Playlist!

2018 has already been an epic year for Iridium…and we’ve still got three months left! We’ve surpassed one million active subscribers, announced Iridium CloudConnect with Amazon Web Services, received GMDSS recognition from the International Maritime...
Maritime Monday: Large Antennas – Better, Faster Speeds?

Maritime Monday: Large Antennas – Better, Faster Speeds?

Guest Blogger: Will Kraus, Director, Maritime Business & Product Management Stabilized VSAT antennas come in various dimensions, but typically measure 1m diameter or more. As stabilized VSAT antenna platforms become more standardized in their form factor, there...
Six Reasons to Use the Stronger and More Reliable Iridium Push-to-Talk Service

Six Reasons to Use the Stronger and More Reliable Iridium Push-to-Talk Service

With the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation upgrade almost complete, the Iridium network continues to provide the best, most reliable coverage on the market. For Iridium Push-To-Talk (PTT), this means customers can push group communications beyond what any other network is able to offer. Iridium PTT already has a strong reputation for its functionality: its rapid and reliable connectivity earned it the Top Emergency Response Innovation Award from the Mobile Satellite Users Association back in 2016. Now with an improved network and major service updates, Iridium PTT services have grown stronger, faster, and more reliable than ever before. Learn the Six Reasons to Use the Stronger and More Reliable Iridium Push-to-Talk Service.

First-Time Adventurer: Hiking

First-Time Adventurer: Hiking

Join us this Fall in getting out and trying new adventures! Not sure where to start? We’ve got some tips for you. Hiking is a fun way to get outside and try a new outdoor activity. With so many trails and places to explore, you’ll feel like a pro in no time! As you...
Why Partners?

Why Partners?

Today Iridium team members from all around the world are headed to Nashville, Tennessee, where we are hosting this year’s Iridium Partner Conference (IPC). Our 12th IPC comes at an exciting time for us and our over 400 value-added partners, as we near the completion...
Maritime Monday: Big Data, Big Pipes? What About Smart Data?

Maritime Monday: Big Data, Big Pipes? What About Smart Data?

Guest Blogger: Dan Rooney, Director of Maritime Business Looking at the different verticals Iridium serves, these markets often have very similar connectivity requirements. For example, compare a heavy machinery mining truck to shipping containers, or wind turbines to...
Maritime Monday: Battle of The Bands

Maritime Monday: Battle of The Bands

Guest Blogger: Wouter Deknopper, VP & GM Maritime Business The 1980’s was an influential decade that brought significant changes to the world. The maritime industry didn’t escape these changes, specifically with a technological leap from Medium, High, and Very...
A Day in the Life of an Iridium SNOC Engineer

A Day in the Life of an Iridium SNOC Engineer

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at our Satellite Network Operations Center (SNOC)? Satellite Systems Engineer Ken Rock took us behind the scenes in August, giving us a peek at the typical types of engineering and operations activities he encounters at the SNOC in...
Satellites 101: LEO vs. GEO

Satellites 101: LEO vs. GEO

For decades, people across the government and the private sector have debated whether Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) or Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) satellites are more effective at providing communications. Price, coverage, maintenance, and a variety of other topics...