Anywhere to EVERYWHERE
As a market leader constantly innovating beyond the
traditional bounds of satellite communications, Iridium is advancing the
way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities. With a
strong track record as an innovator in terms of technology,
partnerships and solutions, Iridium offers the only truly global
coverage for satellite communications. Iridium is the only company
offering customers a guarantee of 100% satisfaction with Iridium
Leadership in the industry is reflected through the company’s efforts
to proactively address broad emerging markets, such as the
machine-to-machine (M2M) market and the two-way, satellite-based
location, tracking and messaging market.
Iridium Communications Inc. is a publicly traded company
headquartered in McLean,VA. Iridium's mobile voice and data
communications solutions, for a wide variety of industries, are
supported by the only truly global communications network, with coverage
of the entire Earth, including oceans, airways and Polar Regions.
Iridium delivers reliable, near real-time, mission-critical
communications services and creates the vital lines of communication
that help improve lives, build businesses, and develop new
Iridium's constellation - the world's largest commercial satellite
constellation - consists of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO), cross-linked
satellites operating as a fully meshed network and supported by multiple
in-orbit spares. The Iridium constellation architecture ensures high
reliability and low-latency.
Iridium is constantly finding new ways to expand the possible,
including our next-generation constellation, Iridium NEXT, which will
bring enhanced and entirely new services and capabilities to our
customers, and is anticipated to begin launching in 2015.
A Truly Global Operation
solutions are ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation,
government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry,
oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities. Iridium
provides service to subscribers from the U.S. Department of Defense, as
well as other civil and government agencies around the world. Iridium
sells its products, solutions and services through a network of service
providers and value-added dealers.
Iridium manages several operations centers, including Tempe, Arizona
and Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A. The U.S. Department of Defense, through
its own dedicated gateway, relies on Iridium for global communications
Iridium voice services are provided via various handsets and
installed communications systems onboard ships, aircraft and land-based
vehicles. Iridium's short burst data (SBD) transceiver, incorporated
into an ever-increasing number of applications, provides data
connections to every corner of the Earth, transferring location
information, weather reports, email, or any other data requiring a
reliable, global, two-way connection.
Iridium's most rapidly expanding business segment is the
machine-to-machine sector, in which the Iridium communications network
provides mobile data links for asset tracking and other people and
business asset monitoring applications.