IEC Telecom, a satellite communications specialist has completed an interconnection with the Iridium Certus service enabling it to provide reliable connectivity to humanitarian operations”.
The Iridium Certus service is the newest addition to IEC Telecom’s portfolio of satellite communications solutions.
Providing pole-to-pole coverage, Iridium Certus promises reliability, due to the advantages of the network’s architecture.
Located in low Earth orbit (LEO), with crosslinks enabling cross-satellite communication and L-band end-user transmissions, the network is resilient to adverse weather conditions, does not rely on local ground infrastructure and has very low levels of latency.
For the humanitarian sector and land-based customers this means access to satellite connectivity anywhere on the planet, regardless of the size of the terrain, and real-time communications – helping mission-critical information to be passed on effectively.
IEC Telecom provides a range of satellite communications solutions, enhanced by its value-added services, to enable aid agencies to deploy mobile communications in disaster zones, manage end-to-end communications for disaster recovery, establish communication systems in refugee camps, ensure front-line staff in hazardous locations have communications.
Commenting on the announcement, Gwenael Loheac, Managing Director of IEC Telecom, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer customers our value-added services on top of Iridium Certus one of the most innovative platforms with the greatest coverage.
“Iridium is a trusted provider of reliable and robust satellite communications. By using Iridium Certus our customers will benefit from an enhanced user experience, thanks to the system’s greater mobility and very low levels of latency – giving them real-time communications with less room for error.
“This solution is easily deployable and will work everywhere, giving users the confidence they need in their critical connections.”
Commenting on the partnership, Josh Miner, Vice President of the Land-Mobile Line of Business of Iridium added: “We are happy to sign this partnership with IEC Telecom, which is a leader in the humanitarian communications sector. Iridium Certus is an ideal solution for humanitarian organisations, which require highly-mobile vehicular or transportable solutions that can connect instantly with omnidirectional antennas. The MissionLinkTM by Thales terminal uses the Iridium Certus service to provide a multi-feature experience especially useful for first-response teams that need a reliable broadband connectivity solution offering internet and email, high-quality voice, location tracking, data transfer and messaging capabilities regardless of geography.”