Iridium CertusSM is the advanced multi-service platform powered by the Iridium NEXT constellation. With a range of speeds eventually reaching up to 1.4Mbps, Iridium Certus will deliver global, reliable, enterprise-grade connectivity while redefining the capabilities of mobile satellite communications. Iridium Certus will offer more than just connectivity – it is a portfolio of ever-expanding service offerings that will allow your business to operate more efficiently by providing greater value and greater reach than any other mobile wireless network.


Iridium Certus will simplify satellite communications through a robust multi-service platform. For the first time, one terminal can deliver a range of services from multiple high-quality voice lines to the highest throughput L-band data connection available, allowing simultaneous operations for business efficiency. Services include:

  • Background IP Data
  • Streaming IP Data
  • High-Quality Voice
  • Messaging
  • Safety Services
  • Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)*
  • Aeronautical Mobile-Satellite Route Service (AMSRS)



For years, the maritime industry has been forced into long-term contracts and expensive service plans because there were limited options in meeting the need for satellite broadband connectivity. With the launch of Iridium Certus, mariners can realize the truly global advantage of Iridium service paired with innovative terminals from Cobham (SAILOR 4300) and Thales (VesseLink).


Iridium Certus pole-to-pole coverage will extend the reach of terrestrial and cellular infrastructure like never before with truly mobile communications capabilities, making it ideal for supporting critical connectivity needs regardless of location, terrain and weather events. The service will feature a range of data speed options and will integrate with the robustly designed Thales MissionLINKTM terminal, providing a reliable connection for voice, satellite internet, cellular data, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and location-based applications.