Iridium's New, Truly Global Broadband Service - Iridium Certus(SM) — Goes Live for On-Orbit Satellite Testing
Worldwide Service for Specialty L-Band Broadband Applications Preparing for Commercial Service Debut in 2Q 2018
With less than a week to go, we hope you are as excited as we are for the upcoming Iridium NEXT launch targeted for Monday, October 9 at 5:37AM PDT. The launch will take place at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, with a back-up date of October 10.
A new firmware release, version 1.5.2, is now available for the Iridium GO!®. This release includes the following user experience enhancements:
Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM), the only communications company with 100 percent global coverage, today officially launched Iridium EdgeTM, its new, cost-effective global asset tracking, safety and fleet management device. A plug-and-play designed solution, Iridium Edge enables companies of all sizes to rapidly expand their IoT applications beyond cellular coverage. With over 80 percent of the earth lacking cellular connectivity, Iridium Edge is an ideal device for companies in need of a reliable, global IoT solution.
The Satellite phone industry may have a far reach, but in reality the selection within is much smaller. When we sit down with a client to help select a device there is a series of questions we ask which narrows the field heavily. The four satellite phone networks used worldwide (Thuraya, Globalstar, Inmarsat, and Iridium) all have pros and cons, and it's important to make sure you've got the right device for your needs.