7 More Distributors for Iridium Land-Mobile Service Announced
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Comments

Iridium Communications announced that COMSAT, Gilat Telecom, Globecomm, MetOcean Telematics, NSSLGlobal, Trace Systems and Wireless Innovation, were added as Iridium Certus service providers for land-mobile applications. The addition of these seven companies brings the total number of service providers for land-mobile applications to 20.

The Iridium Certus service includes features such as high-quality voice calling and low latency IP data with speeds debuting at 352 kilobits per second (kbps) and upgradable to 704 kbps download speeds with a future firmware release. This will provide the fastest reliable L-band satellite broadband connectivity on the market. Land-mobile users will gain access to a truly connected environment whether at a remote work site or on-the-move with connected vehicles.

Because of the architecture of the Iridium satellite constellation, with 66 cross-linked, low-earth-orbit satellites, users will experience consistent data speeds everywhere on the planet, unlike geostationary networks that experience degraded performance at higher latitudes or may be blocked entirely by mountains or other obstructions, Iridium said.

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