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Iridium Set to Boost Adoption of Satellite IoT Solutions with Amazon Web Services

October 01, 2018 / Ken Briodagh

Iridium Communications recently announced that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and has been collaborating with AWS on the development of Iridium CloudConnect, a satellite cloud-based solution designed to offer global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Planned for launch in 2019, this new Iridium service will make Iridium IoT services available with AWS IoT, extending the reach of AWS’s 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. Reportedly in a first for the satellite industry, AWS IoT will create a simplified process for companies to integrate Iridium’s satellite reach with AWS, increasing speed to market. Through this arrangement, customers should be able to reduce engineering efforts, lower f...