Iridium reports that it has successfully conducted the first ever voice and data ground test call over its next-generation Iridium Certus broadband network, currently under development to be introduced on the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.
Iridium has announced another step forward in the development of its next-generation Iridium Certus broadband service with the delivery of the first Broadband Core Transceiver (BCX) prototypes for interoperability testing on the Iridium NEXT satellite network infrastructure.
Iridium has announced that production is complete on the qualification dispenser for the Iridium NEXT constellation's initial launch, which will be conducted by ISC Kosmotras from the Yasny launch site in Russia using a Dnepr rocket, with qualification testing on-track for completion in June 2015.
Iridium Communications increased its number of billable subscribers by 75,000 over the course of 2014, up 11 per cent, and increased revenue by approximately $26 million compared with 2013, according to the company’s latest financial results.
Iridium has added Thales to the roster of manufacturing partners for its Certus broadband service, announced by the satellite company last month.
Iridium has named the four manufacturers that it will partner with on Certus, the L-band satellite broadband service that will be delivered by its Iridium NEXT constellation, scheduled to begin launching in 2015.
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