About the Satellite Networks

About Iridium

The Iridium network consists of 66 crosslinked satellite creating a web of coverage encompassing 100% of the planet from Low Earth Orbit, providing low-latency, weather resilient services unlike any other satellite provider. No other network matches the reach, coverage, and reliability of Iridium.

At only 780 kilometers from the Earth, Iridium’s LEO network means pole-to-pole coverage, shorter transmission paths, stronger signals, lower latency, and shorter registration time than with GEO satellites.

Iridium’s global constellation is supported by an extensive ground infrastructure that ensures the high reliability and capacity of the communications network through multiple layers of redundancy and back-up systems for all critical functions. Interconnected by advanced fiber-optic and broadband satellite links, the Iridium ground infrastructure consists of the Satellite Network Operating Center (SNOC), Ground Stations, and Technical Support Center, which together provide terrestrial connections for mobile satellite voice and data; network command, control, and monitoring; and technical support.

Iridium is truly the most reliable network on earth!

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat owns and operates 13 satellites in geostationary orbit 35,786km (22,236 miles) above the Earth. Together they deliver the global maritime and aviation safety, L-band broadband, high-speed Ka-band, and European inflight Wi-Fi S-band services.

All connections are routed from the customer’s satellite phone or data terminal via our satellites and through Inmarsat’s ground network – a nexus of satellite access stations (SAS) and data centres located at strategic points around the world.

Inmarsat has a broad portfolio of voice and data services to satisfy your communications requirements, wherever your operations are located. Our services are accessed using a variety of devices, from hand-held satellite phones and remote site fixed installations, to vessel, vehicular and airborne mobile terminals, offering different performance options to suit your operational needs.

Inmarsat really is powering the Internet of Everywhere and together with its partners, is focused on delivering tailor-made communications solutions that bring genuine business benefits for customers operating over land, at sea and in the air.

About Thuraya

By acquiring Thuraya, Yahsat has become the 6th largest satellite operator in the world in terms of revenue. Thuraya’s two satellites, serving over 160 countries, has expanded the group’s satellite fleet to five. The combination of geostationary satellites operating in the C, Ka, Ku and L-bands jointly cover Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, providing a broad range of Fixed and Mobile Satellite Services spanning voice and data communications to both commercial and government sectors.

Thuraya's robust satellite network provides coverage in the most remote locations, ensuring congestion-free satellite communications to keep you connected at all times. From innovative satellite design to the reliability of each Thuraya device and accessory, we provide a truly superior satellite communication solution beyond the boundaries of terrestrial systems and cellular networks.

Our superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by MSS, quasi-global VSAT coverage and around the world through our unique GSM roaming capabilities.