Satellite-based M2M: Iridium Strategically Expands Its Activities into the Fast-Growing M2M Market

by Jonathan Collins

At CTIA last month Iridium, the satellite communications company presented its M2M offerings that leverage its low earth orbiting satellite communications network. The company has significantly developed its offerings from the high-priced consumer/business focused offering it first launched with in 1999. Embracing M2M is another example of the company’s efforts to increase the use of its global satellite network to data services, but is also an indication of where both Iridium and M2M communications are moving and how far they have both come.