Iridium is the world’s only truly global satellite communications company, with voice and data solutions covering every inch of the earth’s surface. With 66 low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites – the world's largest commercial constellation – Iridium operates as a fully meshed network that is supported by multiple in-orbit spares.
The Iridium network provides reliable and affordable maritime and land communications enabling essential voice and data communications for workers in some of the most inaccessible and isolated places in the world, where terrestrial networks simply do not reach.
Reaching over oceans, through airways and across the Polar Regions, Iridium solutions are ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, construction, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities.
Iridium is constantly finding new ways to expand possibilities, including the next-generation constellation, Iridium NEXT, which is anticipated to launch in 2017. Iridium NEXT will see the introduction of Iridium Certus, bringing enhanced and entirely new services and capabilities, as a stand-alone maritime broadband solution or as part of a wider VSAT solution on-board.