Iridium Certus Broadband

Iridium Certus represents an entirely new class of mobile satellite broadband service capable of meeting critical communication needs anywhere on the planet.

Leveraging the enhanced infrastructure, capacity and capabilities of Iridium NEXT, Iridium Certus will deliver reliable, versatile, enterprise-grade mobile satellite broadband communications – everywhere.

Demand for satellite broadband is rapidly expanding. Revenue is forecasted to triple to over $5 billion annually over the next decade, with the L-band opportunity – the frequency band of Iridium Certus – comprising one-third.

As a standalone or complementary solution, Iridium Certus broadband will offer an unprecedented best-in-class combination of network throughput, superior coverage and quality, value and smaller form factors. It will not simply compete. Together with industry-leading partners, it is poised to establish a whole new paradigm in the satellite broadband market.

Iridium Certus broadband will provide high-quality broadband connectivity for individuals and organizations that have a business-critical need to reliably send and/or receive data. Iridium Certus will support data speeds eventually as high as 1.4 Mbps, more than 10x faster than the current Iridium OpenPort® broadband service.

The Iridium Certus broadband service is expected to be available in Q4 2016. At first, it will be delivered via a hybrid constellation consisting of both current Iridium satellites and new Iridium NEXT satellites until the Iridium NEXT constellation is fully deployed in 2017, when its full capabilities will be available.