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29th June 2016

Iridium Maritime Communications Update: Double Value OpenPort Promotion and NEXT Satellite Launch Schedule

Satcom Global is pleased to announce the extension of the popular Iridium Double Value promotion which offers OpenPort service plans with double the data and/or voice allowance, for no extra cost and no lengthy commitment period. Available for activation by Satcom Global customers until 31st December 2016, the promotion offers excellent value with high volume data packages at ultra-affordable prices;

  • Receive double the monthly data allowance for the 75MB or 200MB service packages
  • Receive double the monthly data/voice allowance for the Gold and Platinum Voice and Data Combo service packages
  • Standard overage rates apply for each service package
  • Requires 128Kbps data speed selection
  • No minimum term commitment required (Month-to-Month service)
  • No activation fee
  • Not eligible with any other promotion

Please check out our Iridium OpenPort Double Value Promotion article for further details on the offer, and visit our product pages and Resources library to find out more about the Iridium OpenPort service and Iridium Pilot hardware.

Following a host of exciting announcements from Iridium this week, we are also delighted to confirm that the first Iridium NEXT satellite is expected to launch 12th September 2016. Following assembly and testing, the first satellite is currently awaiting shipment to the launch site in the US, representing a significant milestone toward the first launch of the Iridium NEXT constellation.

Matt Desch, Iridium CEO, said:

"This is a really exciting milestone. After more than seven years of effort, the first of our next-generation satellites are finally ready for space. It has been fantastic to witness our satellites evolve from manufacturing designs to fully functioning vehicles, and we congratulate everyone involved in making this goal possible.  This program replaces the largest commercial satellite constellation in space with state-of-the-art technology and new capabilities, allowing Iridium to support the connectivity needs of today, as well as those yet to be imagined."

For more information about our portfolio of Iridium products and services, please Just Ask, or contact your local Satcom Global Account Manager.

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Iridium OpenPort
This is a really exciting milestone. After more than seven years of effort, the first of our next-generation satellites are finally ready for space. "
Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications