Switch to Ground Control for your SBD Airtime

Stop experiencing overage fees and paying over the odds for your M2M data!

Already buying Short Burst Data airtime from another provider?

We can save you money, and make switching pain-free, too.

Why buy from Ground Control:
  • Bespoke airtime plans that save you money
  • Regular usage reviews to manage costs
  • Data pooling to reduce overage fees
  • Cloudloop to gain total control over your data
  • A highly experienced team offering free telephone support for life.

Why switch your SBD airtime to Ground Control?

Bespoke quotes

Thanks to our strong partnership with Iridium, we have the ability to tailor your airtime plan to your specific needs. Rather than a plan where you're paying for data you don't use, or one where you're constantly hit with overage charges, our plans will be custom-fit for your application.

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Regular usage reviews

We'll regularly and proactively review your account to make sure you're on the most cost-effective plan for your usage. The main objective is to make sure that you're not paying for data you're not using, and that you're not incurring overage fees because you're using more data than you anticipated.

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Data pooling

This is a game-changer if you have a large number of SBD-enabled devices. By aggregating all of their data plans into a single pool, you're much less likely to experience overage fees if single device starts transmitting more data, more frequently, than you anticipated.

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Cloudloop access

Cloudloop is our cloud-based platform for subscription and device management, and device tracking. In addition to Iridium SBD, it also supports RUDICS, Certus and Iridium Telephony, as well as Inmarsat BGAN services, so you can look after your entire satcom portfolio in one place.

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As many of our customers have their own IT systems, Cloudloop is an API-first platform with low latency APIs for message consumption. It makes it easier for systems integrators and engineers to access their data faster, reducing time to market and offloading complexity.

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20 years' experience

Ground Control has been providing satellite connectivity since 2002; we brought together the brains behind Wireless Innovation, Rock Seven, and Ground Control to form a super-group of the brightest minds and industry experience. We will help, you make a success of your program.

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Moving your Iridium devices to our service plans is easy.

With Ground Control, you’ll get access to competitive pricing, flexible service plans, data pooling, and our powerful data management platform, Cloudloop. And switching to Ground Control is easy.

  • We need to know the IMEIs of the devices you have
  • We’ll swap them on to our Cloudloop platform
  • You simply deactivate your previous contact.

Concerned about activation fees? Talk to us; we’re often able to absorb these as well.

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Get a quote for your SBD airtime

Moving your SBD airtime to Ground Control is likely to save you time and money, and we make the process seamless.

Either call or email us, or complete the form, and we can start exploring your options immediately. All the heavy lifting is at our end, so if we can't save you money, you'll have lost nothing (and we really think we can!).