Iridium video above published Mar 30, 2018.
Iridium (NASDAQ: IRDM) (domain: iridium.com) announced last week it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and is collaborating with AWS (Amazon $AMZN) on the development of Iridium CloudConnect, the "first and only satellite cloud-based solution that offers truly global coverage" for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Launching in 2019, this new Iridium service will make Iridium IoT services available with AWS IoT, extending the reach of AWS's powerful suite of services to the more than 80 percent of the Earth that lacks cellular coverage. Iridium customers will be able to take advantage of AWS IoT, while existing AWS customers will have a cost-effective way to expand their geographic IoT footprint to anywhere on the globe.
"According to IHSMarkit Inc., the global IoT is expected to continue rapid growth to approximately 75 billion devices by 2025. To keep pace with this predicted rapid expansion, businesses, governments and other organizations will now be able to globally expand their IoT-based services cost-effectively and reliably through Iridium CloudConnect."--IridiumIridium Communications Inc. is a publicly traded company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Iridium operates the Iridium satellite constellation, a system of 66 active satellites used for worldwide voice and data communication from hand-held satellite phones and other transceiver units.