Iridium Introduced Next Generation Satellite IoT Data Service

Iridium is a global satellite communications company, providing access to voice and data services. Iridium’s satellite constellation creates a global mesh of coverage over the planet. Its satellites are cross-linked to provide reliable, low-latency, weather-resilient connectivity unmatched by other communications providers.

Recently, Iridium introduced a next-generation data service, aiming to simplify the development of satellite IoT services. Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT) is a two-way cloud-native networked data service enabling the addition of satellite connections to existing or new IoT solutions. IMT enables Iridium terminals to send and receive data over the Iridium Network utilising industry-standard terrestrial IoT and data transaction methods.

As being connected everywhere is not only expected, but essential, vast parts of our world are still outside the bounds of traditional communications technologies. With the addition of IoT services, it will be exciting to see whether Iridium will succeed in delivering reliable, global connectivity.

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