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.
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Case study of Iridium Pilot's use in the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition.
Case study highlighting how the ARA Admirante Irízar used Iridium Pilot® to connect, through voice and data, with both the coordinators afloat and the scientific personnel on the ground to aid stranded American scientists.
Service Provider: Tesacom Group
Equipment: Iridium Pilot®
Case Study - Parker Liataud, polar explorer and climate change campaigner, planned the Willis Resilience Expedition to collect data from the South Pole. Using Iridium Pilot Land Station, which is powered by Iridium OpenPort, Liataud was able to communicate during his adventures.
The Iridium Fair Access Policy applies to all Iridium Services
Dated: August 08, 2018
Fair access policy for Iridium OpenPort VSAT Companion Service.
User Manual for the Iridium Pilot
Updated July 01, 2020