International roaming comes standard

International roaming comes standard

When you hear the phrase “international roaming,” do you think of world travel, cruise ships, and new adventures… or just your sky-high cell phone bill?

If so, Forbes.com “Travelgeek” Marc Tobias has some advice on how to save money on calls and data from a cruise ship.

Guest Post: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Guest Post: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

In June, I joined a team of American Alpine Club mountaineering scientists and embarked on an environmental expedition to Peru’s highest mountain range for the Cordillera Blanca Environmental Expedition 2011.

DTCS at DSEi 2011

DTCS at DSEi 2011

The Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS), also known as “Netted Iridium,” was on display at the Iridium exhibit booth during DSEi 2011, the world’s largest defense and security exhibition show, held in London last week. The DTCS system uses the Iridium...
More and more “things” to come

More and more “things” to come

Iridium partners Quake Global and BIGmate Monitoring Services have joined together to develop a new integrated asset tracking and monitoring solution.

Guest Post: Sailing the Atlantic

Guest Post: Sailing the Atlantic

Captain’s Log: My family and I, (my wife and two teenage daughters – ages 15 and 17 when we began) recently returned from what many would call a trip of a lifetime. We set sail for nearly eight months (November 2010 to June 2011) from St. Lucia in the Caribbean to our home in Calgary, Canada.

Polish “Secret Service” to use Iridium network

Polish “Secret Service” to use Iridium network

Picture this: you’re in Poland, protecting government officials and diplomatic VIPs, but there’s no local telephone service. What do you do? — Just whip out your trusty Iridium satellite phone. Iridium partner TS2 is providing officials within the Government...
Iridium Force: Shaping the Future of Personal Communications

Iridium Force: Shaping the Future of Personal Communications

Iridium announced earlier today a vision for the future of global mobile communications, called Iridium Force™. Iridium expects to bring the future of satellite communications in the broader context of mobile communications. As part of Iridium Force, Iridium is...
It Pays to Be Prepared

It Pays to Be Prepared

By Ray Tan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia.
The relief and recovery operations following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan this year provide a good example of the importance of emergency preparedness and contingency planning when it comes to telecommunications infrastructure.