Reliability Above All®
Iridium’s unique crosslinked mesh architecture offers a comprehensive web of coverage across the globe, covering every inch of the planet from its low-Earth orbit satellites. This network provides unparalleled low-latency, weather-resistant services that set it apart from any other satellite provider. No other network offers the same level of reach, coverage, and reliability as Iridium.
From satellite phones to broadband services, Iridium’s communication solutions are trusted by over 1.5 million users worldwide, including mariners, pilots, humanitarians, first responders, and government organisations. Its robust network and dependable services make it a preferred choice for critical communication needs in even the most remote locations on Earth.
“In a world where global communications are increasingly essential, only one company connects everyone to the things that matter most, from pole to pole.
Iridium keeps people – and things – connected on the land, in the air, or at sea.”
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Iridium’s LEO (Low Earth Orbit) network operates at a distance of only 780 kilometers from the Earth, providing several advantages over traditional GEO (Geostationary Earth Orbit) satellites. The close proximity of Iridium’s network enables pole-to-pole coverage, shorter transmission paths, stronger signals, lower latency, and shorter registration times.
Furthermore, each Iridium satellite is crosslinked with up to four others, forming a dynamic mesh network that routes traffic among satellites to ensure seamless global coverage even in areas where traditional networks are unavailable.
Iridium’s ground infrastructure is made up of the Satellite Network Operating Center (SNOC), Ground Stations, and Technical Support Center, all interconnected through advanced fiber-optic and broadband satellite links. Together, they provide terrestrial connections for mobile satellite voice and data, network command, control, and monitoring, and technical support.
In early 2019, Iridium completed a multi-year constellation upgrade, which involved replacing all of its first-generation satellites and upgrading the supporting ground infrastructure. This new network has resulted in faster, more reliable service across global markets for maritime, aviation, land, and government applications. The original Iridium constellation completed approximately 100,000 orbits of Earth before being sustainably de-orbited as part of the replacement program.
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