Iridium OpenPort® Broadband Services

The Right Broadband Solution, Whatever Your Communication Needs.

For email, web browsing, social media, crew calls home to family and friends, or a back-up to your VSAT system the Iridium OpenPort broadband service gives you big ship communications capability on a small ship’s budget.


Low-Cost Airtime: The Iridium OpenPort broadband service can substantially reduce your satellite communications costs compared to mini-M, Fleet or even FleetBroadband, while providing better reliability and throughput.

Flexible Voice and Data Plans: The Iridium OpenPort broadband service offers a wide range of customizable voice and data plans allowing you to choose what best suits your needs and your budget—if you don’t use a service, you don’t pay for it.

High Reliability and Availability: The unique Iridium constellation of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites provides inherent advantages over GEO satellite constellations, delivering robust, low latency communications. Many customers with mission-critical communications requirements rely on the Iridium OpenPort Service for a reliable back-up to Ku-band and Ka-band VSAT, and other communications solutions on their vessel.

Global Coverage and Connectivity: The Iridium OpenPort broadband service is powered by the world’s largest and only truly global commercial communication network, providing pole-to-pole coverage for ships at sea. For ships traveling in the polar regions (Sea Area A4), Iridium OpenPort broadband service provides an excellent solution for reliable communications and is the only broadband option available.


Case StudyLast UpdatedSize
Jan 17, 2018348.76 KB
Size: 348.76 KB
File Name: CS_Willis Resilience Expedition_(OCT14).pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Products: Iridium Extreme®, Iridium OpenPort®, Iridium Pilot®, Iridium Pilot® Land Station
Services: Iridium Direct Internet, Iridium GoChat Crew Calling, Iridium Location-Based Services (LBS), Iridium OpenPort®, Iridium Postpaid Calling, Iridium Prepaid Calling, Iridium SMS
Verticals: Land Mobile
Legal Notice
Jan 17, 2018350.5 KB
Size: 350.5 KB
File Name: LGL_Iridium+OpenPort_VSAT+Fair+Access+Policy_30JAN2019.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF

Fair access policy for Iridium OpenPort VSAT Companion Service.

Products: Iridium OpenPort®
Services: Iridium OpenPort®
Verticals: Maritime
Product Manuals
Jul 01, 20202.93 MB
Size: 2.93 MB
File Name: UM_Iridium+Pilot_User+Manual_070120.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF

User Manual for the Iridium Pilot
Updated July 01, 2020

Products: Iridium Pilot®
Services: Iridium OpenPort®
Verticals: Maritime