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Iridium Certus Earns MSUA ‘Top Connected Platform’ Award; Matt Desch Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2019 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) received an award from the Mobile Satellite Users Association during the Satellite 2019 conference in recognition of the company’s Certus satellite communications service, ExecutiveBiz reported May 8. The organization named Iridium Certus the “Top Connected Platform” as part of …

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Iridium to Continue Maintenance, Support for DoD Mobile Satcom Gateway; Scott Scheimreif Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2019 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will continue maintenance and support work for the ground infrastructure of the Department of Defense’s Enhanced Mobile Satellite Service gateway under a $54M contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency, ExecutiveBiz reported April 23. The company said April 22 …

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Iridium Records 12% Growth in Q1 2019 Revenue; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) reported $133.7M in total revenue for the first quarter of 2019, up 12 percent from the same period last year. The company said Tuesday the total number of billable subscribers rose to 1.15M in Q1 2019, showing a year-over-year growth of 16 percent associated with the …

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Suzi McBride Rejoins Iridium as COO; Matt Desch Quoted

Suzi McBride, formerly chief operations officer and senior vice president at OneWeb, has been named COO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) effective Feb. 11. She will succeed the retiring Scott Smith, who will continue to work at Iridium in a consulting capacity through March 15 to facilitate the transition, the …

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Iridium Unveils Availability of Certus Broadband Service for Terrestrial, Maritime Ops; Matt Desch Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 25, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has officially launched the Iridium Certus broadband service that will work to deliver voice and internet connectivity at 352 kilobits per second for terrestrial and maritime applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 17. The company said Jan. 16 the L-band service, which is powered …

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Matt Desch: Rideshare Could Make Launch Opportunity for Iridium NEXT Ground Spare Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 10, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has indicated the possibility that the company will launch the six ground spare satellites in the Iridium NEXT constellation if there is an opportunity for a rideshare mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space News reported Jan. …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Elected to Unisys Board; Peter Altabef Quoted

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) and a four-time Wash100 winner, has been elected to serve on Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) board of directors beginning in January. He will bring to Unisys his experience in its core focus industries that include government, transportation and travel, the company said Wednesday. Before Iridium, …

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Iridium Reports 17% Increase in Q3 2018 Revenue; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) posted $136M in revenue for the third quarter of 2018, up 17 percent from the prior year period. The company said Thursday the total number of subscribers grew to 1.09M in Q3 2018, reflecting a year-over-year increase of 15 percent associated with the rise in government …

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Iridium Plans Cloud-Based Satellite Service to Support AWS IoT; Matt Desch Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 18, 2018 — Amazon Web Services is collaborating with Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) to create a cloud-based satellite service that will work to support the former’s internet of things applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 28. Iridium said Sept. 27 its satellite network will underpin Iridium CloudConnect, which is …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Legacy LEO Satellites to Complete Deorbiting in Q1 2019 Amid Transition to NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company’s first-generation low-Earth-orbit communications satellites are scheduled to finish the deorbiting process within the first quarter of 2019, with 41 of 66 units in the constellation already removed, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 13. …

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