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.”

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