Global Land & Maritime Internet Connectivity

Connecting Things From Pole to Pole with Award-Winning Service with the Fastest L-band Speeds Available
Simultaneous operations at thehighest L-band speeds available.
Iridium Certus addresses customer needs at a range of data speeds.
Broadband and midband solutions for maritime, land mobile, and aviation.
Embedded technology available for Iridium manufacturing partners.
Iridium Certus Terminals have no moving parts, making them reliable and low-maintenance.
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Iridium Certus redefines the capabilities of mobile satellite communications across maritime, IoT, aviation, land mobile, and government applications. Iridium Certus is ideal for supporting critical connectivity needs regardless of location, terrain, and weather events – all in a single platform.
Iridium’s unique, crosslinked mesh architecture creates a web of coverage encompassing 100% of the planet from Low Earth Orbit, providing low-latency, weather resilient services unlike any other satellite provider. No other network matches the reach, coverage, and reliability of Iridium – regardless of flight path.



High-Speed L-Band Anywhere on Earth: Iridium Certus® offers superior connectivity formaritime customers whether used as a standalone service or as a complement to VSAT services.

Product Diversity: Iridium Certus® offers a selection of service classes starting at 88Kbps and ranging up to 700Kbps, with eventual speeds to 1.4 Mbps.

Multi-Service: Iridium Certus® customers will enjoy three high-definition voice lines, highspeed IP data and streaming, packet data service (Iridium Short Burst Data®), and safety services in one robust marine-grade terminal.

Highest Availability: L-Band is the lowest frequency commonly available for maritime satellite communications, meaning that the Iridium® signal can penetrate clouds, fog, and rain better than higher frequency Ka- and Ku- band signals.


Iridium is committed to providing great features at a reasonable cost, and Iridium Certus® has raised the bar for value. Iridium Certus® provides greater performance than other L-Band options, and the Iridium Certus® maritime terminals and airtime are available at competitive rates to allow for a fast return on investment. The small form-factor and lightweight equipment ensures ease of install and a streamlined upgrade path from existing service.


Sophisticated Network: The Iridium® constellation located in Low-Earth Orbit consists of six orbital planes with 11 satellites in each plane. Satellites provide connectivity as they fly “over” users anywhere on the planet.

Global Coverage: With coverage in the extreme latitudes and throughout the polar regions, Iridium provides a one-stop-shop for true global connectivity.

Rapid Routing: Iridium Certus® routes traffic in space, ensuring that all areas, including the polar A4 zones, benefit from low-latency, high-speed, and always-on connections.


Redundant Design: The sophisticated Iridium network is a fully-meshed global canopy with high-speed cross-links designed to deliver uniform coverage and data speed to every point on earth.

Solid Equipment: Iridium Certus® maritime terminals, designed and built by worldclass manufacturers, have no moving parts, making them reliable and lowmaintenance.

Robust Spectrum: Iridium’s L-band frequency is unaffected by weather conditions.



Iridium Certus services are provided through Iridium Connected® equipment to support broadband and midband voice and data capabilities for ships, vehicles, aircraft, and IoT devices. One terminal can deliver a range of services from multiple high-quality voice lines to the highest throughput L-band data speeds available, allowing simultaneous operations for business efficiency.


*IMO recognition received in 2018, with Iridium GMDSS narrowband services in 2020, followed by Iridium Certus GMDSS in 2021.

Iridium Certus® Midband

Iridium Certus® Broadband



With speed capabilities ranging from 22 Kbps to 704 Kbps*, Iridium Certus offers the highest speed L-band connectivity and only truly global mobile satellite service on the market. With speeds up to 704 Kbps, Iridium Certus was designed as a flexible platform and will continue to evolve, providing both higher and lower data speeds to address customer needs.
**The Iridium network is capable of supporting speeds up to 1408 Kbps. Future development of Iridium Certus 1400 service is dependent on market demand.



Keeping Ships Connected Anywhere
For years, the maritime industry has been forced into long-term contracts and expensive service plans due to limited options for satellite connectivity. With Iridium Certus, mariners can realize the truly global advantages of the Iridium network for business operations, safety services, connected ship/IoT applications, and crew welfare. For the first time within the mobile satellite communications market, superior connectivity is available to the maritime community anywhere on the planet.


Iridium Certus is an excellent choice for handling catch information, monitoring weather, and communicating across fleets in any region of the world. Large catch processors with VSAT can augment their existing platforms with the global coverage of the Iridium network which extends far beyond existing VSAT footprints.

Merchant Shipping

Iridium Certus is optimized for all aspects of shipboard operations from simple email to complex system management of onboard sensor systems. Iridium Certus also provides a superior backbone for crew welfare, messaging, and phone calls. Vessels with VSAT systems can supplement service with the powerful hybrid solutions available through Iridium for areas where VSAT is challenged by congestion, coverage, or regulations.


Research vessels, scientific ships, fisheries vessels, seismic ships, coast guard cutters, ice breakers, and other government ships rely on the Iridium network for low-latency communications around the world. Iridium Certus® expands the opportunities for this market with higher speed connectivity solutions.

Oil & Gas

The highly-reliable Iridium® network coupled with its robust L-Band architecture means that both attended and autonomous platforms, rigs, and buoys can consistently be connected and tied into a corporate network. Unattended sensors can easily realize strong, always-on connections through Iridium Certus® anywhere on the planet.


Iridium Certus® offers workboats the reliable and consistent connectivity they need. Tugs, tows, supply vessels, crew transport, and dredgers work in environments where other options often “go dark” due to congestion, regulations, or blockage. The unique cross-linked architecture of the Iridium network allows communications to travel above the earth, enabling consistent bandwidth in harbors, near ports, on the high seas and at the edge of coverage for other networks.


Yachts, sailboats, and other recreational boats can now benefit from the global connectivity, highquality, and value of Iridium Certus®. Now, leisure mariners can take advantage of Iridium Certus® high-speed L-Band connectivity.
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Iridium is a trusted provider of maritime satellite communications for business operations, safety services, IoT applications, and crew welfare, offered via a global network of channel partners to vessel owners, operators, managers and guests across all maritime market sectors and geographies. Iridium Certus® delivers the reliable service with high L-Band speeds anywhere on the planet. For the first time in maritime mobile satellite communications, a superior connectivity alternative is now available.

Iridium Certus Maritime Downloads

Cobham & Thales Maritime


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Cobham SAILOR 4300


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Thales VesseLINK


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Deploy Mobile Satellite
Communications Anywhere
Iridium Certus extends the reach of terrestrial and cellular infrastructure like never before with truly mobile communications capabilities ideal for critical connectivity needs anywhere on the planet. With a range of data speeds available, and even more on the way, Iridium Certus provides a reliable connection for voice and data services, including telephony, satellite internet, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), and location-based applications. With Iridium Certus, customers can control costs by eliminating the need to deploy expensive, ground-based infrastructure or large, directional terminals that rely on geostationary satellites.

Iridium Certus keeps you on track, online, and on schedule.

Iridium Certus enables live comms-on-the-move solutions through our low-latency and weather-resilient network. Whether you operate as part of a deployed team or on your own, Iridium Certus broadband solutions transform your vehicle into a highly-functional mobile office.

Cutting Edge Terminals

Iridium CertusTM land mobile solutions are designed and built by industry-leading, value-added manufacturer, Thales Defense & Security Inc. MissionLINKTM by Thales has no moving parts, making it a reliable and low maintenance solution for providing access to the fastest L-band speeds available.

On-The-Go Connectivity

Iridium’s network is built for mobility, providing connectivity and communications on the move, to anywhere on the planet. Vehicles and personnel can stay in constant contact from even the most remote areas without worrying about additional set-up.

Reliable Coverage

Unlike distant geostationary satellite networks that limit geographic use and experience service degradation during inclement weather, Iridium Certus operates through Iridium’s 66 Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, providing reliable and weather-resilient L-band service to anywhere in the world.

Multi-Service Connectivity

Robust Terminals

Iridium Certus terminals utilize antennas with stationary internal components providing enhanced reliability and a lower profile design to enable new applications for satellite services. Unlike Geostationary terminals that require complex and expensive steerable antennas or manual pointing to connect, Iridium terminals feature omni-directional antennas that automatically connect with the closest Iridium satellite wherever positioned in the sky, simplifying the set-up and use of these terminals.
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Connecting Aircraft Worldwide
Iridium has a proven history of high-quality voice and data satellite services. Iridium Certus® builds upon that reliability, and adds enhanced operational efficiencies through a high-performance broadband service that connects the entire aircraft from cockpit to cabin. Iridium Certus® is ideal for aircraft operators looking to keep crew and passengers connected through email, Internet, voice, and data communications, everywhere on the planet (or in the air)!


Aircraft primarily involved in the transport of passengers, cargo or mail.


Aircraft primarily used for business purposes with capacity up to 30 passengers.


All commercial and government owned and operated rotary wing aircraft.


Unmanned aircraft used in support of commercial or government applications.


Civilian, fixed wing aircraft not included in commercial or corporate aviation.


Rotary and fixed wing aircraft (nonmilitary) in support of government operations.
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Working with industry-leading service providers and world-class avionics manufacturers, Iridium will deliver reliable broadband connectivity to aircraft of all types and sizes, providing unprecedented utility and longevity. With easily integrated, low-weight, low-drag antennas appropriate for any aircraft type, Iridium Certus® will enable the safe, timely, and efficient passage of aircraft no matter the destination.




Connecting Things From Pole to Pole
Iridium Certus enables live comms-on-the-move solutions through our low-latency and weather-resilient network. Whether you operate as part of a deployed team or on your own, Iridium Certus broadband solutions transform your vehicle into a highly-functional mobile office.
Iridium Certus® introduces a new midband service class to the market, allowing underserved markets access to the proven high-quality, low-latency Iridium® network. New satellite IoT applications taking advantage of new Iridium Certus® services will provide high-speed data communications to maximize efficiencies and enable reliable connectivity anywhere on the planet.
Fleet Management
Heavy Equipment Telematics
Oceanography & Maritime IoT
Oil & Gas
SCADA / Remote Telemetry

Superior Reliability

Iridium’s unique cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) L-Band network delivers the highest reliability of any commercial satellite network and our cross-linked, meshed architecture provides redundancy afforded by no other commercial satellite constellation.

Global Coverage

Iridium’s constellation of 66 Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites is the only satellite network to provide pole-to-pole connectivity. The highly reliable, cross-linked network support markets that need the critical, real-time communications offered by Iridium everywhere in the world.

Low Profile Antennas

Iridium is the only network that can delivery reliable midband IP-based connectivity to small form factor, low-profile antennas.

Multi-Service Functionality

Iridium recognizes that the connectivity needs for IoT applications are as diverse as the missions they support. To provide maximum utility in the limited footprint available in many of these devices, Iridium platforms are designed to support a broad range of voice and data functions. No other satellite IoT connectivity solution delivers the versatility and value as Iridium.

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Iridium Certus IoT Core Technology

The small-form factor of the transceiver enables creation of highly mobile and versatile products that are uniquely suited for maritime terminals, remotely deployed IoT devices, personal communicators and unmanned and autonomous drones.
Small and highly mobile like previous Iridium devices, the introductory Iridium Certus midband transceiver, the Iridium Certus 9770, transfers IP data over 35 times faster than its predecessors, while also supporting high-quality voice connections. With L-Band speeds ranging from 22 Kbps to 88 Kbps, the Iridium Certus 9770 transceiver will expand the reach of satellite services to new markets, ranging from unmanned and autonomous drones to new personal communicators and remotely deployed IoT devices, all connected through Iridium’s global network.


Broadband services over a network of 66+ satellites that cover 100% of the globe
Industries can now benefit from a selection of high quality products perfectly build for the Iridium Certus service. The following cutting edge data terminals are optimized for tracking and stable connectivity with the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. Compatible with all applications, maritime and land-mobile. Data rates are sufficient for all remote operations. Terminals are easy to install and commissioning requires only couple of hours. All IP software and management tools are compatible with Certus terminals.

Open Ocean

The maritime companion from Thales is the VesseLINK solution that uses modified antenna designed for Iridium Certus for high-speed Internet on the open sea uses an antenna designed for lower horizon connectivity.

MissionLINK - Fixed & Mobile

Mount the Thales MissionLink on any vehicle for Internet speeds of 700 Kbps. Includes phone and a host of other services. May also be mounted on a fixed structure.

SAILOR 4300 by Cobham

A pinnacle of L-band satcom performance and reliability. Operate safer, smarter and more efficiently through the power of always available communication and digitally connected applications.

Iridium Certus C700

A pinnacle of L-band satcom performance and reliability. Operate safer, smarter and more efficiently through the power of always available communication and digitally connected applications.

MCD-MissionLINK For Portability

For a portable use-anywhere highspeed Internet & phone, the MCDMissionLINK from Ground Control is designed to operate in extreme environments for hours on internal power.

Iridium Certus 9770

High Quality Voice –
Up to (2) Lines
IP Data
Internal Power Amplifier

Iridium Certus 9810

High Quality Voice –
Up to (3) lines
IP Data
Multiple Antenna Options


This solution is designed to meet the unique needs of any fleet or a single aircraft, through a simple, adaptable and robust design.