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Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Matthew Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his efforts growing revenue and continued growth for the company. This marks the fifth consecutive Wash100 award for Desch.


Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as an inductee into the 2021 edition of the Wash100, for stewarding the company through the launch of its broadband service upgrade, satellite cloud-based offering for internet of things and maritime emergency response system. This marks Desch’s seventh consecutive Wash100 Award.

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company expects its Certus multi-service communications platform to enter the commercial market in 2018 before the complete Iridium NEXT satellite network becomes fully operational. Desch told Runway Girl Network in an interview published Thursday that Iridium eyes the maritime sector for Certus 350 with plans to introduce Certus 700 to the commercial […] More
Iridium Communications has donated 25 satellite phones and batteries to the International Telecommunication Union as part of efforts to increase the organization’s emergency communications capacity for disaster response and recovery activities. ITU said Wednesday Iridium first donated emergency telecommunication equipment to the organization in 2007. “Iridium’s donation comes at a critical time when natural disasters are on the increase,” said Brahima […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has shared his thoughts on emerging satellite broadband ventures in an interview with Via Satellite magazine. Mark Holmes writes Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, told the publication he believes the plans of SpaceX and OneWeb to build their own satellite Internet networks somewhat reflect Iridium’s approach […] More

Iridium Communications is developing a narrowband-internet of things non-terrestrial network service based on 3GPP 5G standards that would enable direct-to-device capabilities like 5G NTN messaging and emergency SOS on mobile. Iridium said Wednesday that the NB-NTN service, called Project Stardust, will be deployed on its existing constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites, which are already undergoing early-stage programming to accommodate the requirements of partner companies like smartphone makers, mobile network operators and chipmakers.

Iridium Communications has sent five spare satellites to orbit as part of its 10-year constellation resilience plan and in an effort to ensure continued delivery of critical network services to end users. The company announced Saturday that it launched additional spare satellites on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, bringing its on-orbit spacecraft to 14. In […] More
Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium, recently met with Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson to receive his 2023 Wash100 Award. A Wash100 win represents the highest honor for executives in the vast government contracting industry. For 10 years, the award has hand-picked the strongest, most influential leaders in the field using a complex selection process that carefully weighs the […] More
Iridium Communications has designated the National Geographic Society Exploration Technology Lab as a value-added developer of Iridium Connected devices as part of a philanthropic program with the National Geographic Society meant to advance research and exploration. Iridium said Tuesday it will work with the Exploration Technology Lab to develop technologies that could deliver satellite communications […] More
Iridium Communications has launched a portable satellite communication device that can be paired with smartphones, laptops and tablets to make calls, use office or chat applications and transmit emails, photos and other data. Based on the Iridium Certus technology, the Iridium GO! exec can allow multiple users to wirelessly link their smart devices to the […] More
Iridium Communications has authorized GIT Satellite Communications to deliver the Certus global satellite broadband connection service to U.S. government customers. GIT said Thursday it has expanded its voice and data communications offerings for the federal government to include access to Iridium’s global L-band broadband and mid-band connectivity. Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president of government programs […] More
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