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Iridium Gets Regulatory Nod for Int’l Maritime Safety Satcom Service; Matt Desch Quoted

Jeff Brody
Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 23, 2020 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) received approval from the International Mobile Satellite Organization to be a satellite service provider for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 14.

The company said Jan. 13 it can now offer the satellite GMDSS service and its new terminals designed to  facilitate transmission of distress voice, alerts and safety information in the shipping industry. IMSO acts as the regulatory authority for the system.

“The maritime industry is recognizing that our network possesses the unique ability to make GMDSS an even more robust system and extend its coverage to the entire planet,” said Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and a 2020 Wash100 winner.

“We are dedicated to keep finding innovative new ways to facilitate safer marine travel.”

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. It provides its members an opportunity to learn from peer business executives and government thought leaders while providing an interactive forum to develop key business and partnering relationships. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and delivers robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Executive Mosaic is headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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