Supporting Your Business at Sea, Anywhere


Supporting your business at sea, anywhere

With thousands of vessels and tankers travelling the world's seas and oceans, reliable global communications can be a difference maker for fleet managers looking to optimize their daily activities and meet the growing demands of an increasingly global economy.

Iridium and its partners meet the needs of large and small commercial maritime operations with high-performance, flexible, cost-effective maritime voice and data communication solutions that keep vessels and crew connected to what matters most, over the planet’s entire surface.

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Exceptional reach, reliability and
return on investment

A recognized maritime communications leader, Iridium offers customers several key competitive advantages, including:

  • Connectivity in every corner of the Earth
  • Data plans with up to 40% savings over competitors
  • Flexible airtime packages with minimal (month-to-month) terms, helping improve cost efficiency for your business
  • A continued commitment to providing best-in-class L-Band communications, giving you what you need rather than telling you what you want
  • Easy access to the service of tomorrow with Iridium Certus(SM)


A link from ship to shore

With a range of value-added service providers, Iridium helps ship operators succeed in a competitive market by:

  • Offering highly resilient communications of critical information needed while at sea
  • Enabling greater levels of speed and efficiency for data communications such as up-to-date charts, weather reports and port information
  • Providing three voice lines standard to enable simple operations and easy access for crew calling
  • Offering smaller equipment that can be mounted higher on the ship, enhancing reliability
  • Supporting more cost- and fuel-efficient operations
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Built to perform in
tough conditions

Backed by an industry-leading five-year limited manufacturer's warranty, Iridium Pilot® is the only global, reliable connection for broadband voice and data maritime communications. Powered by the Iridium OpenPort® broadband service, — supports commercial vessels with exceptional performance, durability and value at sea.



Putting ship and crew safety first

On the open water, being prepared is often the best protection. A ship in distress needs the reassurance of a dependable communications system — especially when travelling outside the limits of traditional maritime communications.

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A range of global anti-piracy

International waters are becoming increasingly threatened by piracy and the need for ships to have highly secure communications is essential.

To counter the threat of piracy, Iridium and its partners provide a number of solutions that are built with Iridium’s leading technologies and specifically designed to assist in the case of an attack on the vessel.


One of the toughest and smartest
handsets ever

Iridium Extreme combines market-leading toughness with an unmatched feature set including location awareness and a fully-integrated SOS button with emergency response service — making it the ultimate emergency lifeline for grab bags and lifeboats.


GMDSS from pole to pole

Currently in process of becoming compliant with Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Iridium will offer merchant vessels the option of a single, affordable global solution for both operational and emergency communications requirements.



Ensure your operations are always
on track

Navigating remote waters under tight schedules involves a certain amount of unpredictability. Fortunately, ship operators can rely on Iridium M2M-enabled solutions to access comprehensive asset tracking and monitoring data — enhancing safety, efficiency and compliance with regulatory standards.

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Keep the environmental data

The Iridium network facilitates the collection and transmission of a variety of high-value environmental information, from up-to-the-minute weather updates to reliable emissions levels — and more.


The only LRIT system operating
in Sea Area A4

Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) equipment is mandatory for all international voyages by passenger ships, high-speed craft, mobile offshore drilling units and cargo ships over 300 gross tons. Iridium enables LRIT via Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) service with truly global coverage and a range of high-performance dedicated device options.



In touch with what matters most

Life at sea can take its toll on anyone on board. The ability to talk on the phone, exchange messages and conduct personal business can help improve crew morale and productivity — something only Iridium makes possible no matter where you are on the globe.

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Flexible, affordable calling and data

Iridium Pilot helps increase crew retention by letting crew send emails, browse the web, connect on social media, and make up to three voice calls at the same time, even at peak times and during data transmission.

Network - Reaching waters no one else can


Reaching waters no one else can

Powered by a unique global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium network provides robust connections, anywhere on Earth — including in out-of-range waters and across the polar regions (Sea Area A4).

partner ecosystem

Partner ecosystem

An engine for global innovation

Iridium is proud to support a strong partner ecosystem driven by value-added collaboration, powered by Iridium core technologies and focused on delivering global communications solutions that connect people and information in exciting new way.


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