Iridium Communications

Your World. Our Network.®

Our world requires more connectivity than ever, and only one company connects everyone to the things that matter most, anywhere on Earth.

Providing access to voice and data service through a constellation of satellites, Iridium keeps people – and things – connected on the land, in the air, or at sea.

Iridium By the Numbers

As of December 31, 2023

Employees & Contractors Worldwide
Global Subscribers
Value-Added Partners


Iridium’s international team of experts pushes the limits, breaks down barriers, and continues to establish new standards for what’s possible in the satellite and communications industry. Join us and help continue our tradition of innovation!


With state-of-the-art facilities around the world supporting unparalleled network operations, Iridium manages several corporate and technical operations centers:

  • Corporate Headquarters:  McLean, Virginia
  • Primary Gateway:  Tempe, Arizona
  • Technical Support Center:  Chandler, Arizona
  • Satellite & Network Operations:  Leesburg, Virginia; Tempe, Arizona
  • Commercial Grounds Stations:  Tempe, Arizona; Fairbanks, Alaska; Svalbard, Norway; Punta Arenas, Chile
  • International & Remote Teams

Core Services

Connecting individuals, organizations, and governments through hundreds of Iridium and Iridium Connected® solutions

  • Iridium Certus® Broadband and Midband Services

    With speeds ranging up to 704 Kbps, Iridium Certus® is an advanced award-winning, multi-service platform enabled by the upgraded Iridium constellation. Offering the highest L-band data throughput, Iridium Certus® provides the flexibility to scale device speed, size, and power requirements – up or down – based on the needs of users.

  • Personal Communications

    Iridium has a strong history with personal communications. From the original satellite phone, to the first-ever truly global push-to-talk handsets, to today’s small satellite communicators, Iridium enables users to stay connected anywhere in the world using the technology best fit for their adventures.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity

    With a reliable global network, Iridium creates new and innovative opportunities through industry-leading development resources and an ecosystem of partners with expertise in virtually every market. Iridium is enabling solutions for remote sensing, monitoring, and tracking; cloud computing; command and control of autonomous systems, and more.

Our Values

  • We Are a Team

    We know that teamwork fuels our achievements. We embrace the strengths, differences, knowledge, and unique experiences of our diverse workforce. Our diversity and unique qualities foster success and sustain excellence.

  • We Value and Respect Each Other

    We act with empathy, fairness, and compassion for our team, our partners, our suppliers, our customers, and all we engage with. We are responsive and easy to do business with, understanding each other’s needs and creating space to thrive.

  • We Are Innovative

    We continue to shape the future of global mobile communications. We create opportunities to extend and enhance communications everywhere, through our focus on quality in the development and delivery of products and services.

  • We Make a Difference

    We are exceptional people who continually execute on cutting-edge products and services with integrity, professionalism, and inclusion. We make a difference today, and for future generations, through the lives we touch by creating reliable connections for and within our communities

Meet the Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors foster a culture of innovation.

Corporate Citizenship

Working with our employees, partners, and affiliates, we are committed to promoting a more inclusive, sustainable, and stronger world. Iridium strives to set examples for those it works with, for, and around with high standards of corporate citizenship.

Partner Ecosystem

Innovating with Industry Leaders

Through an expansive value-added partner network of over 500 companies, Iridium is advancing the way the world communicates. Our developer technologies — both hardware and software — allow us to collaborate with partners to deliver hundreds of innovative Iridium Connected® solutions, bringing communications and connectivity to users all around the planet.

Strategic Investments

Financial Reporting

2023 Total Revenue
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