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Iridium ends legacy satellite service, switches all traffic to Next fleet
Iridium ends legacy satellite service, switches all traffic to Next fleet

February 07, 2019

Desch said Iridium has “deboosted” 52 legacy satellites, a process that involves lowering their orbits to catch the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up.

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New security flaw impacts 5G, 4G, and 3G telephony protocols
New security flaw impacts 5G, 4G, and 3G telephony protocols

February 04, 2019

Researchers have described this new flaw as more severe than any of the previous vulnerabilities that affected the 3G and 4G standards.

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Iridium Completes Historic Satellite Launch Project
Iridium Completes Historic Satellite Launch Project

January 29, 2019

Iridium Communications, in partnership with SpaceX, has deployed 75 new satellites into low earth orbit in under two years. The last 10 were launched in early January.

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Iridium Unveils Availability of Certus Broadband Service for Terrestrial, Maritime Ops
Iridium Unveils Availability of Certus Broadband Service for Terrestrial, Maritime Ops

January 29, 2019

“[Iridium Certus] will enable us to provide broadband connections to teams, vehicles and the important IoT ‘things’ that are in the 80-plus percent of the world that lacks cellular coverage,”

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