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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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Globecomm’s Dwight Hunsicker: Satellite Network Tech to Support Gov’t Broadband Connectivity Demand

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2018 — Dwight Hunsicker, executive vice president and general manager of government solutions at Globecomm Systems, has said U.S. government agencies can utilize satellite network technologies to deliver secure and resilient broadband connectivity for deployed personnel, ExecutiveBiz reported July 17. Hunsicker wrote in a Milsat Magazine …

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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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General Dynamics to Help Develop Terminals for Telesat LEO Satellites; Manny Mora Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 17, 2018 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has partnered with Telesat to build user terminals for the latter’s low Earth orbit satellites that will work to provide broadband connectivity services for government and commercial clients, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. General Dynamics Mission Systems will leverage …

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Matt Desch: Iridium to Continue Transformation Built on Satcom, Broadband Internet Capabilities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 18, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company anticipates its continued transformation into a mature company over the next 12 to 24 months as it nears the completion of its Iridium NEXT satellite communications network and builds on partnerships …

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AT&T Plans $2B Support for FirstNet Deployment Effort to Expand Rural Coverage

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2018 — AT&T (NYSE: T) plans to use an estimated $2 billion in funds for its First Responder Network Authority deployment effort to expand its communications coverage in rural areas and advance software upgrades to facilitate the delivery of 5G services through its cell cites, …

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AT&T to Deploy Spectrum Allotted for FirstNet Public Safety Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 9, 2018 — AT&T (NYSE: T) will begin to field the Band 14 spectrum to first responders as it aims to deliver a national public safety broadband network under a task order from the First Responder Network Authority, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. FirstNet said Wednesday the company will deploy …

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Iridium Announces Q3 2017 Govt Services Revenue, Subscribers; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) recorded $22 million in government service revenue with 95,000 government subscribers during the third quarter of 2017. Iridium said Thursday government data and voice subscribers rose 14 percent to 40,000 during the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The McLean, …

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AT&T: 20 States, Territories Accept FirstNet Public Safety Network Plan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 6, 2017 — AT&T (NYSE: T) has unveiled that a total of 20 U.S. states and territories have already opted into the First Responder Network Authority’s plan for a nationwide public safety broadband network, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Friday Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska, Puerto Rico and Tennessee …

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Intelsat Buys Equity Stake in Kymeta; Stephen Spengler Joins Antenna Manufacturer’s Board

Intelsat has purchased an equity stake in satellite communications antenna manufacturer Kymeta following joint efforts to develop the Kalo satellite services and mTenna antenna technology. The satellite operator said Tuesday the transaction comes with the appointment of Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler into Kymeta’s board of directors. “The demand for fast, reliable broadband connectivity requires innovation …

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