Iridium Communications Inc – IRDM

Founded in 2000 and based in McLean, VA, Iridium Communications Inc. is the only satellite communications company that offers dedicated commercial global voice and data communications. The company delivers an array of reliable and low latency communications services to businesses, consumers, wireline and wireless telecommunications operators and Internet service providers. The company also offers commercial satellite communication services to the U.S. and foreign governments, and other non-governmental organizations.

Iridium operates the world’s largest commercial constellation with a mesh architecture of 66 operational Low-Earth Orbit satellites to route traffic using radio frequency crosslinks. The inimitable architecture provides impeccable performance by minimizing the need for ground facilities, thereby expanding the global footprint of its services. The company’s next-gen satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, enables higher speeds for new products and provides service continuity with diverse global broadband offering.

The communications and satellite company sells products and services to commercial end users through a wholesale distribution network, encompassing approximately 130 service providers, 230 value-added resellers and 90 value-added manufacturers. Iridium’s satellite and communications network solutions are best suited for industries such as aviation, emergency services, mining, forestry, maritime, oil and gas, transportation and utilities. The company operates under a single business segment, offering global satellite communications services and products.