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The Iridium Satellite Phone System is the only provider of truly global, truly mobile satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the Earth.
The Iridium Satellite Phone System is the only provider of truly global, truly mobile satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the Earth (Iridium satellite telephone coverage includes oceans, airways and Polar regions). Through the Iridium constellation of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO) satellites operated by Boeing, Iridium satellite phones delivers essential communications services to and from remote areas where terrestrial phone services are not available.
Iridium satellite phone service is ideally suited for industrial applications such as heavy construction, defense/military, emergency services, maritime, mining, forestry, oil and gas and aviation. Iridium satellite currently provides satellite phone services to the United States Department of Defense and launched commercial satellite phone service in March 2001.
The Iridium satellite phone system is a satellite-based Personal Communication Services (PCS), or Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) system, supporting global, wireless digital telephone fax and data service. Iridium satellite provides voice, messaging and data services to mobile subscribers using handheld satellite telephones.
Iridium Satellite launched commercial global satellite communications services on March 28, 2001 with enhanced products and services. Iridium satellite service enhancements include improved voice quality and simplified pricing plans. Soon after launch, Iridium satellite expanded the service portfolio to include data services. Please see the Product & Services pages for details. Iridium is focused on providing affordable, dependable, long-term global satellite phone and data solutions.