Iridium: satellite direct-to-device constellation

26 January 2024 | Research

Jiachen Zhang | Lluc Palerm

Company profile | PPTX and PDF (3 slides) | Satellite Strategies for Telcos


Iridium uses its second-generation constellation to offer mobile satellite services including voice and data, IoT data and broadband communications. Iridium is pursuing standardised direct-to-device (D2D) solutions to connect smartphones and IoT devices for messaging and emergency services, after the cessation of the agreement with Qualcomm.

Information included in this report

  • A company overview of Iridium, including its D2D strategy, funding information, partnerships and its current standing within the regulatory landscape
  • Key data about the D2D technical details, covering constellation description, waveform standards and technology partners
  • An analysis of the company’s strengths and weaknesses


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