Iridium Certus(SM) can now offer customers a wider variety of fixed and “on-the-move” connectivity solutions as a result of their partnership with Gilat Telecom which was chosen as a service provider.
No doubt the connectivity is improved due to the fact that the Iridium satellite constellation has 66 crosslinked, Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) satellites and is designed to provide consistent data speeds everywhere on the planet. Other traditional geostationary networks experience degraded performance at higher latitudes or may be blocked entirely by mountains or other obstructions.
The Iridium Certus service provides the fastest reliable L-band satellite broadband connectivity on the market with high-quality voice calling and low latency IP data with speeds debuting at 352 Kbps, and upgradable to 704 Kbps download speeds in the future.
Gilat Telecom will use the Iridium Certus service to provide connectivity to both remote work sites and moving vehicles that have a Thales MissionLINK terminal because the hardware used is small and able to withstand harsh conditions.
Josh Miner, VP, Land-Mobile business, Iridium, said that having high quality partners with local market expertise and support enables them to directly address the need for reliable connectivity anywhere on the planet. They recognize that businesses are expanding operations to the most remote and rugged locations on Earth, and with Iridium Certus there will be greater speed capability with the resilience and dependability the Iridium network is known for.
Ami Schneider, VP Mobile Satellite Services at Gilat Telecom, added that their partnership with Iridium and the new Iridium Certus service means they can offer always-on high quality broadband along with their value-added services any place on Earth.