Iridium Satellite sees maritime growth

November 7, 2005

Iridium Satellite said Monday demand for maritime satellite communications equipment is continuing to grow.

The mobile satellite communications carrier said in a news release that since the beginning of this year, the number of subscribers in the maritime industry has grown by 30 percent, while revenue growth from the industry has also been substantial.

"In the last two years, we have seen some of the world's largest shipping fleets switch to Iridium for a wide range of voice and data applications," stated Don Thoma, executive vice president.

"Ultimately, we hope to offer satellite solutions that will be certified for the global maritime distress and safety system," he added.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Presenter to talk about hacking passenger jet equipment

Related Stories

Presenter to talk about hacking passenger jet equipment

August 5, 2014

Not the most comforting thought, but then again Black Hat is not an annual venue content with comforting its audience of hackers and security experts. They come to Black Hat events because they are out to learn more about ...

Researchers finding applications for tough spinel ceramic

April 24, 2015

Imagine a glass window that's tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn't get scratched in a sand storm, or a smart phone that doesn't break when dropped. Except it's not glass, it's a special ceramic called spinel {spin-ELL} ...

No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

March 1, 2015

(AP)—The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal ...

AirAsia disappearance fuels calls for real-time tracking

December 30, 2014

After the baffling disappearance in March of Flight MH370, critics accused the aviation industry of "dithering" over equipping jets with real-time tracking systems. Now, with another passenger plane lost, the call for action ...

Who owns space?

October 24, 2014

The golden age of planetary exploration had voyagers navigating new sea routes to uncharted territory. These territories were then claimed in the name of the monarchs who had financed the expeditions. All too frequently, ...

Ships without skippers

September 8, 2014

A 200 metre long vessel moves slowly across the dark sea surface. There is no one at the wheel. It is quiet on the bridge. There are no signs of life in the engine room or on deck. A scene from a horror film or science fiction, ...

Recommended for you

Power grid forecasting tool reduces costly errors

July 30, 2015

Accurately forecasting future electricity needs is tricky, with sudden weather changes and other variables impacting projections minute by minute. Errors can have grave repercussions, from blackouts to high market costs. ...

Unusual red arcs spotted on icy Saturn moon Tethys

July 30, 2015

Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks are visible on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

The sound of music, according to physicists

July 30, 2015

Joshua Bodon is sick of hearing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." More specifically, he's sick of hearing one 25-second clip of the song repeated more than 550 times.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.