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9th June 2016

Iridium Announces Commercial Availability of Iridium Certus in 2017

Iridium Communications announced today that the Iridium Certus service will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2017.  This next-generation, satellite broadband communications service will serve users and enterprises across all industry verticals delivering a portfolio of global voice and data services.

Matt Desch, Chief Executive Officer at Iridium said:

"We are very excited to see this service come to fruition. Iridium Certus is a game-changing new service for users in the maritime, land mobile, aeronautical and government markets in that it will provide unparalleled quality, coverage and performance in a single, multi-service terminal, and at a great value. Iridium Certus is in response to industry demands for alternative broadband solutions that have persisted for several years, and we are looking forward to redefining the mobile satellite market landscape with this launch."

Iridium Certus is an advanced, multi-service communications platform that will improve business operations by delivering higher-quality services to market at a greater value. It is poised to enable the fastest and most reliable L-band mobile satellite service for customers of all kinds, regardless of industry.  Leveraging the robustness and reliability of the Iridium network, Iridium Certus is a versatile service, delivering broadband communications to meet user needs as a standalone option or alongside VSAT solutions. The service will support a wide range of partner products targeted to the specific needs of maritime, land mobile, aviation and government users.

Bryan Hartin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Iridium said:

"We are very enthusiastic about the progress being made toward reaching this key milestone and are looking forward to seeing users begin to take advantage of the enhanced capabilities enabled by Iridium Certus. Customers can look forward to a portfolio of products, serving all vertical markets, coming from our industry-leading manufacturing partners, including Cobham, L-3, Thales and Rockwell Collins."

Iridium Certus will be powered by Iridium NEXT, the company's next-generation low-earth orbit satellite constellation scheduled to begin launching this summer. Once fully deployed, Iridium Certus will eventually deliver speeds up to 1.4 megabits per second over L-band spectrum.  Iridium has partnered with SpaceX for its series of seven launches, with ten Iridium NEXT satellites deployed at a time, on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. 

Get in touch today at JustAsk@SatcomGlobal.com for further information on Iridium Certus and the rest of the Satcom Global satellite services portfolio.

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We are very enthusiastic about the progress being made toward reaching this key milestone and are looking forward to seeing users begin to take advantage of the enhanced capabilities enabled by Iridium Certus"
Bryan Hartin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Iridium