Iridium is the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications coverage. Its 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit satellites form a worldwide grid only 780 km above Earth. The Iridium telephone system provides truly global spot beam coverage for satellite telephones.
Iridium offers complete coverage of even the most remote points on Earth – oceans, land masses, airways, and even Polar Regions – and a comprehensive range of portable and fixed wireless products.
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, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities.
In 2014, Iridium launched Iridium Go! Its Wi-Fi enabler allowing any Smartphone users to benefit from global satellite connectivity anywhere on earth.
Iridium NEXT: Expanding the Possibilities
Iridium is constantly finding new ways to expand, including their next-generation constellation, Iridium NEXT. Anticipated to begin launching in 2015, Iridium NEXT will bring enhanced and entirely new services and capabilities to their customers.