Iridium’s Matt Desch: Personal Mobile Device Use a ‘Top Trend’ in Satcom Industry

Matt Desch

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications and a four-time Wash100 winner, has said the “bring your own device” arrangement is one of the top trends he has observed in the satellite communications sector.

“The market is demanding reliable connections through personal mobile devices, regardless of location,” he told CommunicAsia in an interview published Wednesday.

According to Desch, satcom operators should deliver platforms that are “small in form factor” and support global connectivity.

He noted in the interview the challenge posed by space debris in low-Earth orbit and called on satcom companies to “meet minimum standards of operations” and implement measures to avoid space collisions.

Desch said the company works with clients to help them comply with new regulations and also develops internet-of-things applications designed to complement satcom services.

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