Iridium has hired Ericsson Federal Inc. to install new switching technology, the companies announced today.
Ericsson’s Mobile Softswitch Solution implementation will include custom design and development for Iridium’s satellite communications system. This upgraded infrastructure will allow Iridium to meet increased demand and transition smoothly to NEXT, Iridium’s next-generation satellite constellation.
“Ericsson MSS offerings are designed to power the next generation all-IP converged networks that will support all types of traffic and emerging services,” said Doug Smith, president and CEO, Ericsson Federal. “By providing the lowest power consumption on the market along with the smallest footprint, Ericsson MSS will deliver Iridium a low-cost and environmentally friendly operation to power today’s and tomorrow’s networks. This relationship demonstrates Iridium’s commitment to investing in the development of its next-generation satellite constellation.”