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Kyoritsu Radio adds Iridium Certus service to portfolio

Iridium Communications has announced the addition of Kyoritsu Radio Service as an Iridium Certus service provider. Through this agreement, Kyoritsu Radio will also support the provisioning of Iridium Certus service by Furuno Electric, expanding its portfolio of Iridium satellite communication services.
Kyoritsu Radio Service is a provider of satellite communications services and has been an Iridium partner since 2016. Furuno, provider of maritime navigation and communications equipment, has been an Iridium partner since 2015. As a subsidiary of Furuno, Kyoritsu will now expand its Iridium portfolio of offerings by marketing Iridium Certus services with Furuno's support and global sales network.

"Adding Iridium Certus services to our portfolio will give the Japanese maritime industry and our customers globally a superior choice for connectivity at sea in terms of L-band speed and coverage," said Yuzuru Takayama, president, Kyoritsu Radio Service. "Iridium products and services continue to provide reliable connectivity for our customers in all the world's oceans."

"Furuno has been a strategic partner of Iridium for several years, and we are excited to add the Iridium Certus service to our portfolio of offerings for our maritime customers," said Muneyuki Koike, senior managing director, Furuno Electric. "We strive to offer the highest quality technology to our customers at all times, and the Iridium Certus service enables a new generation of L-band communications that provides industry leading incomparable coverage and speeds. We are proud to offer this service."

Kyoritsu and Furuno will jointly pursue Iridium Certus adoption in various maritime sectors including commercial shipping, fishing, leisure, and government. Delivered through small form factor, cost-effective antennas and terminals, Iridium Certus has seen growing adoption by the maritime industry with thousands of terminals in service today.

"Since its inception, Iridium Certus has been setting a new standard for L-band connectivity at sea," commented Bryan Hartin, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Iridium. "We are excited that our partners Furuno and Kyoritsu are expanding their Iridium offerings and will enable more ships to navigate safely and stay connected no matter where they sail."

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