2016 GTB Power100

Iridium CEO Matt Desch named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the worldwide telecoms industry. The list was compiled from nominations by worldwide the leaders of Global Telecoms Business — including CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives of the world’s major telecoms operators, vendors and organizations. Desch has made the list several times since his first in 2009.

Iridium® Push-to-Talk Wins Top Emergency Response Innovation Award at SATELLITE 2016

Iridium Push-to-Talk (PTT) was recognized as the “Top Emergency Response Innovation” during the first annual Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) 2016 Mobility Satellite Innovation Awards at SATELLITE 2016. The “Top Emergency Response Innovation” award recognizes Iridium PTT for enabling rapid and reliable communication for emergency organizations globally — all with the push of a button. In regions where traditional telecommunications networks are limited or damaged, first responders rely on Iridium PTT to communicate and coordinate relief efforts. Find out more.


ITU Award

Iridium was the proud recipient of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Humanitarian Award for its work with the ITU-Development Sector on Emergency Communications. Iridium received the award not only for the equipment contributions we have made to the ITU, but also for the significant effort we have put into working with governments to establish best practices for preparing for disasters and the communications needs that follow, including prepositioning and training on equipment. Read more.


ConnectWorld 100 Award

Iridium was recognized as a leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) services on the 2016 ConnectWorld 100 list. Issued by Connected World Magazine, the annual list is a compilation of the top 100 technology providers in M2M and connected devices. Read more.


Iridium CEO Matt Desch Named Satellite Executive of the Year 2011

Via Satellite announced Iridium CEO Matt Desch as Satellite Executive of the Year 2011. Satellite executives have been recognized with this award for more than 20 years and Mr. Desch has now joined this elite roster of individuals who have made a lasting impact on the global satellite market. Mr. Desch will be featured on the cover of Via Satellite magazine’s March 2012 issue. Read more.


Iridium Extreme Winner of Pittman Innovation Award

Iridium Extreme has won the Sail magazine Pittman Innovation Award. This award recognizes the most innovative and interesting new products on the market for the sailing community. Learn more about this award.


Iridium Extreme Video Wins Two Davey Awards

Two Silver 2011 Davey Awards go to the Iridium Extreme video. The video has been recognized under the categories of ‘Graphics’ and ‘Other’ for Online Film and Video.  Get more information.
View the Iridium Extreme video.


2011 MSUA Innovation Award for Iridium 9602

Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) honours mobile satellite innovators and pioneers with the Pioneer and Innovations Awards. Iridium has been honored with the Innovation Award for its Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) product, Iridium 9602.


North American Telecom Deal of the Year 2010

Project Finance magazine awarded Iridium Communications Inc. the North American Telecom Deal of the Year 2010. The award was based on the $1.8 billion deal with Coface -the French export credit agency – to finance Iridium’s next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Project Finance credited Iridium with bringing the “largest and most complex of a series of export financings for satellite projects to market.”


2010 IABC Excel and Telly Awards

In 2010, Iridium Communications Inc. received two honors for outstanding achievement in marketing and communications. We have been recognized for our strength in brand communication, with an IABC Excel Award (from the International Association of Business Communicators), and also earned a Telly Award, in honor of the Iridium Corporate video.