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Iridium and Qualcomm team up to support satellite messaging in smartphones

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McLean, Virginia.And the January 5, 2023 /CNW/ — Communications company Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to enable satellite messaging and emergency services in Snapdragon-powered smartphones.® mobile platforms. The new Snapdragon from Qualcomm Technologies® Satellite solution fully supported operational iridium® constellation of satellites. Emergency messaging using Snapdragon Satellite is expected to begin in the second half of 2023 in high-end Android smartphones launched in select regions.

Unlike choosing a single smartphone maker, Iridium’s collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies aims to support satellite services across a variety of smartphone brands and has the potential to expand to other consumer devices. in the future.

He said: “While some expected us to integrate our system into a specific smartphone, what we have done is much more than that. » flat matteCEO, Iridium Corporation. « يتيح العمل مع شركة رائدة في مجال تكنولوجيا الأجهزة المحمولة مثل Qualcomm Technologies ومنصات Snapdragon القوية الخاصة بها لشركة Iridium خدمة صناعة الهواتف الذكية أفقيًا – وتوفر لنا فرصة لتمكين تطبيقات المستهلكين والمركبات الأخرى في المستقبل. وهذا يدعم رؤيتنا الأكبر لتوصيل الأشخاص و الأشياء أثناء التنقل ، في Anywhere! ”

Beyond smartphones, Iridium® Satellite communications can enable similar applications for vehicles, other consumer personal devices, and Internet of Things devices.

“Qualcomm Technologies is rooted in an engineering vision of human progress and pushes the boundaries of what is possible with premium smartphones and the next generation of connected smart devices across all industries. “Snapdragon Satellite is another step in realizing our vision, giving OEMs and other service providers global coverage and satellite transmission capabilities,” said Durga Maladi, senior vice president and general manager, Cellular Modems. and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies.

With nearly 85% of the world’s surface without cellular coverage, smartphones equipped with Snapdragon Satellite will be able to access global coverage, send emergency messages and texts to friends and family from anywhere on the planet with an open view.

Iridium operates the world’s only weatherproof satellite constellation, ensuring users stay connected even in the most extreme environments. Company goes to market with an ecosystem of more than 450 partners building Iridium Connected® products and provide services to nearly two million customers worldwide.

For more information about Iridium, visit: www.iridium.com

Iridium Communications Company
iridium® It is the only mobile satellite voice and data communications network covering the whole world. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere in real time. Iridium, together with its ecosystem of partner companies, offers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global connections. In 2019, the company completed a generational upgrade of its satellite network and launched its new specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus.®. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in a McLean, Virginia., USA, and its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information on Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com.

Statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Iridium’s expectations regarding concerning Timing of introduction and capabilities of Snapdragon satellite and related services. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the words “expects”, “may”, “could”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “projects”, “intends”, “probable”, “will ,” “will,” and other expressions that predict or indicate future events, trends, or possibilities. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Iridium’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. prospective. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, uncertainties related to Iridium’s ability to maintain the health, capacity and content of the satellite constellation and to develop and market Iridium products and services and related to Iridium, as well as general industry and economic conditions. , competitive, legal, governmental and technological. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements include those listed under “Risk Factors” on the company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021To the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). February 17, 2022and the company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2022filed with the SEC on October 20, 2022, as well as other documents filed by Iridium with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. There can be no assurance that Iridium’s expectations will be met. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should Iridium’s underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those projected, estimated or anticipated. Iridium’s forward-looking statements are based on information available to it as of the date of this press release and speak only as of the date of this press release, and Iridium undertakes no obligation to update the statements. prospective.

Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.

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SOURCEIridium Communications Inc.

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