Iridium Global Network
It’s Iridium’s robust and resilient network that makes all this possible.
The Satellite Constellation
Iridium’s constellation of 66 interconnected low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites provides inherent advantages in terms of performance and reliability. Their low altitude means a shorter transmission path and stronger signals, permitting the use of smaller omnidirectional antennas for mobile handheld units. It also provides lower end-to-end latency for satellite voice and data traffic. The large number of fastmoving,
overlapping spot beams and satellite footprints provide system resiliency, since calls can easily be rerouted around the satellite constellation in the event of an anomaly.
Only one communications company connects the entire globe
Iridium is the world’s only truly global mobile communications company, with coverage of the entire Earth, including oceans, airways and Polar Regions. Iridium voice and data products provide communications solutions that allow global companies, government agencies and individuals to stay connected, everywhere. The unique Iridium constellation of 66 Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites routes communications traffic through space and around the world, creating highly efficient and reliable connections.