March 26, 2018 – IEC Telecom announces its partnership with Iridium to deliver its next-generation satellite broadband solution for land-mobile applications. The service is planned for commercial availability in mid-2018. Iridium CertusSM broadband will deliver reliable, global broadband connectivity and high-quality voice service to the land-mobile industry, and our company will play a vital role in bringing this service to market by offering easy to deploy, cost-effective, end-to-end solutions for this service.
The solution Iridium CertusSM will create the first truly globally ‘connected vehicles,’ allowing drivers to maintain capabilities like real-time vehicle tracking and immediate transmission of telematics information, while supporting internet, phone and email requirements. The solution offers a seamless broadband connectivity experience that can be configured to automatically switch between Iridium CertusSM or local cellular infrastructure. Unlike geostationary networks with limited global reach and bulky terminals, the unique architecture of the Iridium® constellation, featuring 66 interconnected low-earth-orbit satellites, enables global coverage and creation of cost-effective, highly mobile, small-form-factor antennas and terminals.
With the expansion of Iridium’s Land portfolio, we have even wider selection of high quality terminals and services to support critical connectivity needs of our customers. Users from humanitarian missions, public safety and government sector, oil and gas, mining and other industries will be able to experience the new level of mission-critical mobile capabilities regardless of their location, terrain and weather conditions they work in.
The terminals to provide the deployment of the Iridium CertusSM solution are now undergoing field customer trials and will soon commence high-rate production, as the customer demand for this new solution is already high.