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Iridium Partners Authorized to Sell STL Service in Europe, Asia; Matt Desch Quoted

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Iridium Partners Authorized to Sell STL Service in Europe, Asia; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium has authorized its partners to offer the company’s alternative positioning, timing and navigation service to customers in Europe and Asia Pacific, in addition to those in North America.

The Iridium Satellite Time and Location service, designed to deliver precise timing information resilient to global navigation satellite system outages, was launched in April after the satellite operator closed a $115 million deal to acquire STL provider Satelles.

According to Iridium, GPS jamming and spoofing incidents are rising in European and Asian countries, targeting critical infrastructure, including transportation systems, energy grids and telecommunications networks.

“We’re cognizant of the threats facing GNSS-reliant critical infrastructure around the world and our responsibility to deploy the antidote as quickly as possible,” said Iridium CEO Matt Desch, a 2024 Wash100 winner.

The Iridium STL service offers alternative PNT signals that are 1,000 times more powerful than GPS and support indoor applications.

The company, which delivers global satellite coverage via a low Earth orbit constellation, plans to expand the service availability to more locations worldwide.

Iridium also intends to equip autonomous systems, consumer devices and vehicles with the alternative PNT capability and explore the service’s potential applications in the aviation, maritime and land mobile sectors.

The company sees its STL business line contributing over $100 million to service revenue beginning in 2030.

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