Stable broadband in unstable regions
With 66 satellites 500 miles up, travelling at 17,000mph, the Iridium NEXT
Having the satellites in place is only half the battle, though, and for crews aboard maritime vessels, on
Conventional broadband services are simply not available, and even if they were, the robustness required by the people stationed in the most inhospitable places far exceeds regular connections.
As well as its own fleet of
What does it all mean?
With an Iridium and Cambridge Consultants-made device
The same goes for teams in remote areas like the desert or the poles.
Radio is a lifeline for them, but for detailed analysis, and for sharing their findings with the world in real-time, a powerful broadband connection is the only answer.
What have Cambridge Consultants actually made?
In the decade that Cambridge Consultants has partnered with Iridium, they’ve developed some incredible technology, including the design of Iridium’s most powerful radio handset, but one of the most exciting new developments relates to that broadband network.
The Iridium 9602 Transceiver is a satellite modem, which allows ground-based crews in remote areas, to connect to the satellites circling the Earth 500 miles up. It’s no bigger than a matchbox, making it the world’s smallest commercial satellite transceiver. For convenience, and for the fact that remote location crews often have a limit on how
For people stationed long-term at sea, in war zones, in the desert and up mountains, Cambridge Consultants and Iridium are providing a connection to the world which for many, is more than a necessity; it’s a line back to their loved ones.