Iridium Adds 7 Service Providers for Next-Generation Service
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 | Comments

Seven additional service providers signed agreements to provide the Iridium Certus service for maritime applications. Globecomm, Network Innovations, Pivotel, MVS USA, IEC-Telecom, MetOcean and Samsan Enterprise now will offer Iridium’s next-generation L-band broadband service.

These seven companies will deliver what Iridium said will be the fastest and most competitive L-band satellite broadband solution to the maritime industry, enabling a “connected ship” environment.

In May, Iridium became the second-ever recognized service provider for the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS), ending a decades-long industry monopoly and continuing the company’s maritime vertical momentum. Iridium is now working to introduce GMDSS service as soon as possible.

“The addition of this group of world-class service providers is a major milestone for the Iridium Certus program,” said Wouter Deknopper, vice president and general manager of maritime at Iridium. “These partnerships are a testament to the need for choice in this industry, especially one that meets the needs of every vessel, regardless of location, size and budget.”

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