Gilat Telecom announced today that it is has been chosen as a service provider for Iridium Certus for land-mobile applications and can now offer customers a wider variety of fixed and “on-the-move” connectivity solutions.
The Iridium Certus service provides the fastest reliable L-band satellite broadband connectivity on the market with high-quality voice calling and low latency IP data with speeds debuting at 352 Kbps, and upgradable to 704 Kbps download speeds in the future.
The Iridium satellite constellation has 66 crosslinked, low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites and is designed to provide consistent data speeds everywhere on the planet. Unlike traditional geostationary networks that experience degraded performance at higher latitudes or may be blocked entirely by mountains or other obstructions.
Gilat Telecom will use the Iridium Certus service to provide connectivity to both remote work sites and moving vehicles that have a Thales MissionLINK terminal. The hardware used is small and able to withstand harsh conditions.
Josh Miner, VP, Land-Mobile business, Iridium, said “Having high quality partners with local market expertise and support enables us to directly address the need for reliable connectivity anywhere on the planet. We recognize that businesses are expanding operations to the most remote and rugged locations on earth, and with Iridium Certus there will be greater speed capability with the resilience and dependability the Iridium network is known for.”
Ami Schneider, VP Mobile Satellite Services at Gilat Telecom, said “Our partnership with Iridium and the new Iridium Certus service means we can offer always-on high quality broadband along with our value added services any place on earth.”