Iridium Certus is the high-speed voice advanced new multi-service platform powered by the $3 billion Iridium NEXT Constellation. This data service delivers a high-performance broadband service, anywhere in the world. It also simplifies Satellite Communications to enhance business operations and efficiency.


Data Speeds

  • This will initially be up to 352 kbps and then increase to 1.4 Mbps when the constellation is fully in place.

Streaming IP Data services

  • These will allow broadcasters to transmit live from anywhere in the world at a guaranteed speed.

High Quality Multiple Voice lines on hardware

  • This will enable multiple team members to stay in touch simultaneously.

Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)

  • The GMDSS has recognized that the Iridium Certus service meets the requirements to provide mobile satellite services in GMDSS.

Further Services

Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Route Service (AMSRS)

Messaging Capabilities


While existing Iridium equipment will continue to function with the new Iridium NEXT constellation, owners of existing equipment will not be able to use the improved data speeds or other new features of Iridium Certus. New products will be launched to enable users to take advantage of the faster data

speeds and simultaneous voice lines.

The SAILOR 4300 by Cobham (pictured left) is one example - a compact, lightweight antenna which can be used in the harshest of maritime environments. It offers three independent voice lines and data speeds of up to 704 kbps. The quality of build is so high that there is no scheduled service interval and no maintenance for at least 10 years after installation - an important factor to consider for vessels continuously at sea.




Initial Iridium Certus service plans are flexible with a minimum term of just 3 months and no activation fee. With the faster data speeds now available, data will be charged per MB rather than the per minute pricing structure currently available. Static and dynamic IP addresses will also be available.
The tables below show the different service levels and data speeds available.

 The tables below show the different service levels and data speeds available.



Iridium Certus 1400 | 1408 kbps Iridium Certus 100 | 88 kbps Iridium Certus 350 | 352 kbps
High Definition Video Standard Definition Video Flight Data Recorder Streaming
Video Conferencing Video Conferencing VSAT Redundancy
Multi-User Internet/VPN Multi-User Internet/VPN Low Resolution Video
Telemedicine Telemedicine  


Iridium Certus 200 | 176 kbps Iridium Certus 100 | 88 kbps Iridium Certus 20 | 22 kbps
ECDIS Updates Internet/VPN GMDSS
Aeronautical Charts Email ACARS
Streaming Audio Graphical Weather (WX) Asset Tracking
  Photo Transfer eLog Book 
  Credit Card Verification Telemetry & Remote Monitoring



With the launch of Iridium Certus the maritime industry has another option for satellite voice and data communications at sea. With options available for vessels large and small, the service will allow crews to stay connected anywhere in the world.






Compact antennas make Iridium Certus' aviation offering suitable for all types of aircraft allowing voice and internet access from cockpit to cabin.







Iridium will offer fixed voice and data terminals suitable for use on remote sites and vehicles.

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