Iridium Communications has reported third-quarter 2015 total revenues of $106 million, made up of $81.2 million of service revenue and $24.8 million from equipment, engineering and support, a one per cent decline versus the comparable period in 2014.
Iridium reports that it has successfully conducted the first ever voice and data ground test call over its next-generation Iridium Certus broadband network, currently under development to be introduced on the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.
Iridium has announced another step forward in the development of its next-generation Iridium Certus broadband service with the delivery of the first Broadband Core Transceiver (BCX) prototypes for interoperability testing on the Iridium NEXT satellite network infrastructure.
Iridium Communications has issued its financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting net income of $26 million on total revenue of $101.9 million.
Harris Corporation and satellite AIS company exactEarth have formed a strategic alliance to offer new data services for the tracking of maritime vessels.
Iridium has announced that production is complete on the qualification dispenser for the Iridium NEXT constellation's initial launch, which will be conducted by ISC Kosmotras from the Yasny launch site in Russia using a Dnepr rocket, with qualification testing on-track for completion in June 2015.
The future of the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry depends on how fast operators can adapt to new market conditions, according to the latest report from Euroconsult.
Iridium Communications increased its number of billable subscribers by 75,000 over the course of 2014, up 11 per cent, and increased revenue by approximately $26 million compared with 2013, according to the company’s latest financial results.
Iridium has added Thales to the roster of manufacturing partners for its Certus broadband service, announced by the satellite company last month.
Iridium has named the four manufacturers that it will partner with on Certus, the L-band satellite broadband service that will be delivered by its Iridium NEXT constellation, scheduled to begin launching in 2015.
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