Company Profile

Company Profile

The world’s only truly global mobile satellite communications company.

Truly Global Communications

Iridium Communications Inc. is the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications coverage. A technology innovator and market leader, Iridium, in collaboration with its vast partner network, is advancing the way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities through reliable, low-latency communications services.

Iridium's 66 low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites – the world's largest commercial constellation – operate as a fully meshed network.

Reaching across land, sea, and air, including the polar regions, Iridium® solutions are ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities. Iridium also provides service to subscribers from the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as other civil and government agencies around the world. Iridium sells its products, solutions and services through a network of service providers and value-added dealers.

Iridium NEXT

Iridium NEXT:
Expanding the Possibilities

Iridium is constantly finding new ways to expand possibilities, including our next-generation constellation, Iridium NEXT. Anticipated to complete deployment in 2017, Iridium NEXT will enable a superior platform to support Iridium’s partners and bring enhanced and innovative new services and capabilities to our customers, such as Iridium Certus℠. Expected to be available in 2017, Iridium Certus will enable enterprise-grade satellite broadband communications across a variety of industries, revolutionizing the way businesses operate and communicate.

Connecting People,
Businesses and Organizations

Iridium voice services are provided via various handsets and installed communications systems on ships, aircraft and land-based vehicles. Iridium's short burst data (SBD) transceiver, incorporated into an increasing number of applications, provides data connections to every corner of the earth, transferring location information, weather reports, email, or any other data requiring a reliable, global, two-way connection.

Iridium proactively addresses new and emerging markets, with its most rapidly expanding business segment as the machine-to-machine (M2M) market and the two-way, satellite-based location, tracking and messaging market. Iridium OpenPort® provides complete voice and data coverage for ships at sea over the world’s largest and only truly global commercial satellite constellation.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

A publicly traded company headquartered in McLean, Va., Iridium manages several operations centers, including Tempe, Arizona and Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A. The U.S. Department of Defense, through its own dedicated gateway, relies on Iridium for global communications capabilities.

Nasdaq: IRDM
Corporate Headquarters: McLean, Virginia, U.S.A.
Operations Centers: Tempe, Arizona and Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
Primary Gateway Earth Station: Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
Value Added Partners: Iridium offers global voice and data services through more than 300 qualified distribution partners worldwide.