Satellite communications provider Iridium has introduced a new Wi-Fi hot spot that will allow iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users to access the Net in the remotest parts of the world.
Iridium technology now lets iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners connect to the Web on 90 percent of the planet, where wireless networks aren't available.
Johns Hopkins, Boeing, and Iridium team up on a system called AMPERE that's meant to provide better monitoring of solar activity that could disrupt electronics on Earth.
The Iridium satellite network releases its third-generation handset. It is smaller, lighter, and more functional than any of its predecessors.
As subscriber demand for data services increases, the satellite phone provider, which originally sold only a very narrow set of voice calling plans, unveils a new short message service.
The satellite phone company, whose services have already been used in Iraq by the U.S. military, is set to roll out commercial sales in the region.
Motorola will pay approximately $12 million to resolve five lender-related lawsuits by Chase Manhattan Bank regarding its involvement with the bankrupt satellite phone company.
Satellite phone company Iridium said Tuesday it has launched five more satellites into space. The launch on Monday followed three aborted takeoffs, beginning Friday, due to both weather and instrumentation problems. The original Iridium, a $5 billion project of telecommunications and semiconductor company Motorola, went bankrupt after it failed to attract enough customers. The company's assets were bought out of bankruptcy court. The new owners launched phone service in the United States in May.
The provider of satellite-phone service and high-speed data delivery is scheduled Friday to add five more satellites to its group--weather permitting, of course.
After acquiring the remnants of this one-time high-tech flameout, Carlton Jennings believes the time is right for the satellite phone company to make a comeback.