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People Tracking and Location 2009
December 2-3, 2009
VP and General Manager, Data Division, Iridium
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The One True Global Network
Anyone can promise you the
world. Only Iridium can deliver. Worldwide Coverage
• The only truly global voice and
data communications service
• 66 LEO cross-linked satellites
• A single subscriber device works
• Reliable, low latency connection
1 Month’s Commercial Short-Burst Data Traffic
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Focusing on the Future
Realizing our bold vision of global leadership every day.
• Publicly traded on NASDAQ as IRDM
• Provides NEXT funding foundation
• Enables continued growth and business partnerships
• Consistent growth in revenue, subscribers and partnerships
• Continued solid financial performance
• Q3 2009 Highlights
• Q3 ’09 Operational EBITDA = $38.4 million
• Data Subscribers up 45.2% compared to Q3 ’08
• Data Service Revenue up 48.3% over Q3 ‘08
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Focusing on the Future
Iridium NEXT — Unleashing the Power of Opportunity
We are constantly innovating and finding new ways
to expand the possibilities.
• Next generation constellation anticipated to begin
launching in 2014
• Planned to maintain today’s 66 cross-linked
satellite LEO architecture
• Unmatched global coverage
• Backwards compatibility for existing Iridium customers
• Expected to offer:
• Improved data rates, quality of voice service
• Enhanced IP-based performance and subscriber
• A new communications platform for space applications
• Hosted payloads: Unprecedented capabilities
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Satellite Communications: “Instant Infrastructure”
• Highly survivable (physical survivability and robustness).
• Independent of terrestrial infrastructure.
• Able to provide load sharing and surge capacity for larger sites.
• Best for redundancy, path diversity and link availability.
Optimal Uses for Satellite Networks
• Terrestrial infrastructure is unavailable, damaged or overloaded.
• Widely distributed networks need interconnection.
• Interoperability between disparate systems and networks is
• Broadcasting services over very wide areas is required.
• Mobile/transportable wideband and narrowband are needed.
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Rugged, Reliable and Ready to Go — EVERYWHERE
Maritime Aviation Government Land/Mobile Data
Voice & data Voice & data Voice & data Commercial voice Low latency, global
communications in communications in the communications subscribers applications
international waters, sky in-theater
Sea Area A4 • Disaster • Hundreds of applications
• Flight following • Over-the-Horizon • Emergency/rescue • Fleet management
• Crew calling • Cockpit • Netted operations • Container tracking
• Fisheries mgmt communications • Blue Force Tracking • In-Network calling • Oil and Gas telemetry
• Man-overboard • Air safety services • Unattended Sensors • Regional Pricing • Oceanographic data
• High Speed Data • Quality Network • 2-way personal tracking
• SSAS devices
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Ready to work anytime and everywhere you need it
Short Burst Data Satellite Handheld Phone
Track your interests The tough customer chosen by even
everywhere — simply and reliably tougher customers
• Environmental monitoring • Voice and data communications anywhere
• Pipeline monitoring in the world
• Distress and alarm • Just like dialing a GSM phone
• GPS compatible
• Asset tracking
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Taking the network and devices to growing global demand
The Iridium Ecosystem
is expanding and
increasing the reach
to end customers
VAM End Customers
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Short Burst Data Service
9601 SBD Transceiver Equipment
M2M Iridium Application centre
Package Gateway Host Server
Iridium Data Growth
SBD Traffic (Kbytes) Partners in key market segments
• Asset Monitoring
12,000,000 • Aviation
• Automatic Vehicle Location
8,000,000 106% CAGR • First Response/Search & Rescue
6,000,000 • Maritime
• Oil & Gas
• People Location & Tracking
2005 2006 2007 2008
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Iridium Data Benefits Summary
• Strong feature set
• Global, real time satellite network availability
• Low latency
• Small device and antenna
• Optimal for 270 character MT, 340 character MO
• Single global agreement with network owner
• No roaming
• One price globally
• Single device – worldwide operation capabilities
• Ease of hardware and antenna integration
• Iridium data deployed today in hundreds of mission critical
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Iridium People Tracking & 2-Way Messaging
2-way data, anywhere in the world, in 30-60 seconds
• 2-way messaging
• 2-way emergency communications
• Eliminate false alarms
• Determine what resources to respond with
• Notify sender that help is on the way
• Automatic tracking
• Over-the-air device configuration
GLOBAL 2-WAY LOW LATENCY REAL-TIME
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• Rapid adoption of 2-way location, tracking, messaging technologies.
• Creating awareness of needed standards public-safety.
• Collaborative industry standards development.
• Ensuring interoperability with first responders and SAR authorities.
• Advocating for 2-way personal locating/messaging solutions.
• Inaugural meeting at Annual Iridium Partners Conference in January.
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ProTECTS Alliance Members
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ProTECTS Alliance End-Use Customers
• U.K. RNLI • Cougar Helicopters
• Iditarod Trail Committee • EagleMed
• U.S. DoD • Era Helicopters
• U.K. MoD • German Air Rescue
• Mainland Air
• Baja 1000
• Noordzee Helicopters
• Ocean Pacific Race
• Otago Reg. Helicopters
• NZ Rescue Coordination Ctr
• Prism Helicopters
• USDA Forest Service
• REACH Air Medical Svcs.
• New Zealand Coast Guard
• Air Logistics • Sundance Helicopters
• Air Methods • Yellowhead Helicopters
• CALSTAR • VIH Helicopters
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Meeting the World’s People Tracking Requirements.
Iridium delivers the world without limits, without
compromise and without exception.
Iridium is unmatched for near real-time services and
Iridium manufactures rugged, reliable and easy to integrate
Iridium is advancing the way global enterprises do business
Iridium is growing, profitable and on-track to launch Iridium
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