Iridium Completes Billing and Revenue Management System Consolidation to Support Iridium NEXT Services
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) and Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), today announced Iridium has completed implementation of the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management solution. The fully convergent charging and billing system replaces multiple legacy systems and will enable Iridium to streamline billing processes, easily manage the entire revenue lifecycle, and provide a single invoice and a unified interface to its customers.
Iridium Announces Release Date for Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) ("Iridium") will host a conference call on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss the Company's second-quarter 2014 financial results. In advance of the call on July 31, 2014, Iridium will issue its second-quarter 2014 earnings press release, which will be available at http://www.iridium.com.
First Successful Call Completed Over Iridium Next Hardware
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) and its prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space, announced an important milestone in the development of the new Iridium NEXT constellation by completing the first successful end-to-end test call using Iridium NEXT hardware. The call provides initial validation of the L-band hardware and processing software that will be used in the Iridium NEXT constellation.
Iridium's Application to Provide Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Services Receives Support From International Maritime Organization Sub-Committee
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced that its application to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the provision of mobile satellite communications in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) was reviewed by the IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR). The application will now proceed to the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its next meeting in November, before advancing to a group of experts for comprehensive technical and operational evaluation.
Iridium and SpaceX Successfully Complete Dispenser Qualification Tests
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) and SpaceX today announced the successful completion of dispenser qualification testing for the Iridium NEXT constellation. The dispenser is the mission-unique assembly that holds the satellites during launch and manages the perfectly timed separation of each satellite from the rocket, placing each of the satellites into its proper orbit. The testing program, a key milestone in the Iridium NEXT constellation build, included four types of testing on the satellite dispenser: fit check, separation and shock testing, a modal survey, and static loads testing.
U.S. Department of Defense Awards Iridium Contract for Gateway Support and Maintenance
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announces that it has been awarded a contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to support the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Enhanced Mobile Satellite Service (EMSS) Gateway in Hawaii. The Gateway Maintenance and Support Service (GMSS) contract value for the initial year is $7.2 million with four additional one-year options available for a potential total value of $38 million.