What is Iridium Certus?

The Global Iridium Network 

Iridium’s unique, crosslinked mesh architecture creates a web of coverage encompassing 100% of the planet from Low Earth Orbit, providing low-latency, weather resilient services unlike any other satellite provider. No other network matches the reach, coverage, and reliability of Iridium – regardless of flight path. Iridium Network

Iridium Certus® 

Leveraging the power of Iridium’s global, L-band network, Iridium Certus redefines the capabilities of mobile satellite communications across maritime, IoT, aviation, land mobile, and government applications. Iridium Certus is ideal for supporting critical connectivity needs regardless of location, terrain, and weather events – all in a single platform.

Bringing you high quality services anywhere in the world at a range of speeds.

With speeds up to 704 Kbps*, Iridium Certus was designed as a flexible platform and will continue to evolve, providing both higher and lower data speeds to address customer needs.

  • Background IP Data
  • Streaming IP Data
  • High Quality Voice
  • Messaging
  • Prepaid Voice & Data
  • Safety Services
  • Secondary Data Flows
  • Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)**
  • Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Route Service (AMS(R)S)

*The Iridium network is capable of supporting speeds up to 1408 Kbps. Future development of Iridium Certus 1400 service is dependent on market demand.
**IMO recognition received in 2018, with Iridium GMDSS narrowband services expected in 2020, followed later by Iridium Certus GMDSS.

Solutions ranging in size, weight, and power to meet your needs.

Iridium Certus services are provided through Iridium Connected® equipment to support broadband and midband voice and data capabilities for ships, vehicles, aircraft, and IoT devices. One terminal can deliver a range of services from multiple high-quality voice lines to the highest throughput L-band data speeds available, allowing simultaneous operations for business efficiency.

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Iridium Certus, Maritime


For years, the maritime industry has been forced into long-term contracts and expensive service plans because due to limited options for satellite broadband connectivity. Now, with Iridium CertusSM, mariners can realize the truly global advantages of the Iridium network for business operations, safety services, IoT applications, and crew welfare. For the first time within the mobile satellite communications market, real choice and superior connectivity are available to the maritime community anywhere on the planet.


Iridium Certus extends the reach of terrestrial and cellular infrastructure like never before with truly mobile communications capabilities ideal for critical connectivity needs anywhere on the planet. With a range of data speed available and a robustly designed terminal, Iridium Certus provides a reliable connection for voice, data, satellite internet, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and location-based applications. With Iridium Certus, customers can control costs by eliminating the need to deploy expensive ground-based infrastructure or large, expensive directional terminals that rely upon geostationary satellites.

Iridium Certus Land Mobile

Iridium Certus IoT


Global businesses need access to global data. Iridium powers new innovation and opportunity in IoT through a unique combination of global network connectivity, industry-leading core-technology, and an ecosystem of technology partners. Iridium Certus will provide reliable, high-speed data communications to maximize efficiencies and enable accessibility anywhere on the planet.


The Iridium network provides unmatched secure communications anywhere on the planet, including the polar regions. Iridium Certus will enable voice, data, and push-to-talk messages, remote communications, personnel tracking, and over-the-horizon, beyond line-of-sight, and on-the-move communications at a range of speeds at your command.  Government and military customers will be able to rely on the secure, low-latency broadband connectivity of Iridium Certus through the dedicated U.S. Government gateway and controlled infrastructure.

Iridium Land Mobile

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