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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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Iridium’s Matt Desch Talks Final NEXT Launch, Upcoming Aireon Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 11, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company is looking to help get Aireon‘s aircraft monitoring service live with the potential completion of the Iridium NEXT satellite network by the end of the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 4. NASASpaceflight.com reported …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes ‘Capex Holiday’ Amid Record Quarterly Revenue Increase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 22, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said in an earnings call the company plans to take a 10-year “capex holiday” after it completes the $3B Iridium NEXT satellite constellation this year, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 7. Space News reported Aug. 6 that the …

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Iridium’s Aireon Unit Enters Aircraft Surveillance Partnership With Airbus; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications’ (Nasdaq: IRDM) Aireon subsidiary has partnered with Airbus’ defense and space business to provide space-based aircraft tracking data to the latter’s recently launched airspace analytics platform, ExecutiveBiz reported July 20. Aireon said July 19 it will supply Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data to …

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Iridium Taps Rockwell Collins as Certus Service Provider for Aviation Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has entered into a partnership with Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) to offer government, business and commercial aviation customers an L-band broadband service for aircraft connectivity, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Rockwell Collins will provide the Iridium Certus service as part of its …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Personal Mobile Connectivity a Top Trend in Satcom Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 5, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the satellite communications industry has seen the “bring your own device” movement become one of the top trends in the sector, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, said in an interview …

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Iridium’s Scott Scheimreif: Demand to Grow for Small-Form-Factor Broadband Antennas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 22, 2018 — Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president of government programs at Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) predicts that the industry will see an increased demand for small-form-factor antennas equipped with agile broadband connectivity that could be used to support mobile communications for public safety and other operations, …

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