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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 09:38

Iridium completes first Certus call

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.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 05:22

Iridium and Furuno announce partnership

Iridium has announced a strategic partnership with Furuno which will see the Japanese maritime technology manufacturer begin marketing Iridium satellite services and products, initially in Japan.

Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:45

New tracking unit from Polaris

Danish company Polaris Electronics has introduced a new tracking device, called SIRIUS One, operating via the Iridium network.

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.

Friday, 31 July 2015 09:06

Q2 2015 results reported by Iridium

Iridium Communications has issued its financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting net income of $26 million on total revenue of $101.9 million.

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.

Monday, 20 April 2015 09:13

Transal upgrades satcom package

Airbus Defence and Space service provider partner Ozsay Satellite Communications reports that it is upgrading connectivity on five Transal tankers, improving both operational and crew communications.

The future of the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry depends on how fast operators can adapt to new market conditions, according to the latest report from Euroconsult.

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.

Monday, 16 March 2015 13:06

Iridium GMDSS evaluation formally begins

The International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) has begun the formal evaluation process of Iridium as a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provider.

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