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Maritime safety has been boosted following the recognition of Iridium’s satellite service as a provider for the international Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) –  giving ship operators more options when protecting vessels and crew, said IEC Telecom.

Iridium Communications has announced that the Iridium Certus 700 service is commercially available and is providing the fastest L-band speeds in the industry. 

Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:57

AST offers new Iridium Certus package

Remote satellite communication solutions provider AST has announced the official launch of its Iridium Certus “Optima Package”. The all-inclusive Iridium Certus package offers flexibility and capability for users who require dependable global connectivity without the barrier of upfront capital investment.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 10:31

Iridium CloudConnect goes live

Iridium Communications has announced that Iridium CloudConnect, the first and only satellite cloud-based solution offering truly global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, is now actively serving customers.

Iridium Communications has announced that a Letter of Compliance was signed by the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), stating it has positively verified the operational and technical requirements as requested by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for Iridium to provide Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service.

Monday, 16 December 2019 11:13

AST joins Iridium as GMDSS service provider

Applied Satellite Technology (AST) has been announced a service provider for Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

Thursday, 12 December 2019 09:58

Iridium announces seven GMDSS launch partners

Iridium Communications has announced the first seven companies it has authorised to provide its Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) services, planned for commercial introduction in the first half of 2020. 

Iridium Communications and OneWeb have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver a combined service offering, allowing their mutual partners to offer bundling and co-marketing opportunities for the Iridium Certus L-band services and OneWeb's Ku-band service.

Lars Thrane has become the newest Iridium Certus terminal manufacturer and alongside Iridium has unveiled the LT-4200 maritime satcom system.

IEC Telecom has completed an interconnection with Iridium Certus to deliver enhanced maritime communications to its customers.

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