Iridium is powered by a sophisticated global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Iridium is currently in the process of launching its long-awaited second-generation Iridium NEXT satellites that will dramatically increase the internet access speeds available from today's Iridium handheld phones and hotspots. For information on Iridium NEXT, click here. All satellite networks have their own unique advantages. The advantage of Iridium is that it provides global voice and data connections over the planet’s entire surface. This even includes the polar caps and extremely mountainous terrain that defeat all other satellite networks.
TV host and professional hunter Spook Spann discusses the benefits of using an Iridium GO! Hotspot through his smart phone while he was on a hunt near the Arctic Circle in Alaska.