Iridium LogoIridium Communications owns a constellation of Low Earth Orbiting Satellites (LEOs) which has been operational since the 1990′s. Their “claim to fame” is their true global coverage (including  at the poles). In recent years Iridium has aggressively grown its “M2M” business to provide low cost telemetry and data services.

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2011.09.15 GMN Blog Iridium data compression for email and web browsing.
2011.09.06 Iridium PR    Iridium Force Press Release
2011.07.26 Orbitrax   Iridium 9575 Extreme passes FCC certification
2011.06.21 All Things D   Seven Questions for Iridium CEO Matthew Desch