Iridium Certus global internet
Iridium Certus - the advanced new multi-service platform powered by Iridium NEXT. Iridium Certus delivers 100 percent global L-band connectivity. Iridium Certus terminals built by Cobham and Thales will debut at speeds of 352 Kbps, later upgradable to 704 Kbps through a firmware update.
Fastest L-band speeds to any point on the planet: Iridium Certus will offer superior connectivity for maritime customers whether used as a standalone service or as a complement to VSAT services.
Depending on customer requirements, Iridium Certus will offer a selection of Service Classes from 88Kbps to 700Kbps with eventual speeds to 1.4 Mbps. Iridium Certus customers will enjoy three high definition voice lines, high speed IP data and streaming, packet data service (SBD) and safety services all combined into one robust marine-grade terminal.
L-band is the lowest frequency commonly available for maritime satellite communications which means that the Iridium signal can penetrate clouds, fog and rain better than higher frequency Ka- and Ku- band signals.
Iridium’s low earth orbit constellation consists of six orbital planes. Satellites provide connectivity as they fly ‘over’ users anywhere on the planet. With coverage in the extreme latitudes and throughout the polar regions, Iridium provides a one-stop-shop for true global connectivity. Iridium Certus will route traffic in space ensuring all areas, including the polar A4 zones, benefit from low-latency, high-speed and always-on connections.
The sophisticated Iridium network is a fully-meshed global canopy with high-speed cross-links designed to deliver uniform coverage and data speed to every point on earth. Iridium Certus maritime terminals are being reliably designed and built by world-class manufacturers and have no moving parts to wear out. The L-band frequency is also unaffected by weather conditions.
Iridium has a long-standing philosophy of providing great features at a reasonable cost, and Iridium Certus will raise the bar for value. Iridium Certus will provide greater performance than currently available L-band options and Iridium Certus maritime terminals and airtime will be positioned very competitively to allow for a fast ROI. Our small form-factor and lightweight equipment ensures ease of install and a streamlined upgrade path from your existing service
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