1. Home
  2. /
  3. IRIDIUM® Solutions
  4. /
  5. IRIDIUM® Next


Iridium Next

Iridium Next is Iridium’s second-generation satellite constellation. It provides continued high performance and reliability for all existing Iridium® solutions – far into the future.

Enabling a Future of Possibilities

Iridium NEXT will dramatically enhance Iridium’s ability to meet the growing demand for global mobile communications on land, at sea and in the skies. Iridium enables partners to create innovative products and solutions that haven’t even been conceived of yet, made possible through the flexibility of Iridium’s network.

CLS is Iridium NEXT ready

As Iridium Value-Added Reseller, CLS is associated with the Iridium NEXT development process. CLS’s teams have worked hand in hand with Iridium to ensure a seamless transition to Iridium NEXT technology for our clients. Iridium NEXT is completely backwards compatible with existing modems, ensuring continuity while opening up many new opportunities to develop applications.

Main features

  • New satellites, same 66-nodes network
  • More bandwidth and higher speeds : up to 1.5 Mbps (vs. 134 kbps) = increase of x 11 !
  • Service continuity  & backwards compatibility
  • Expected operationality : end 2018 / beg. 2019
icon coin

3b$ Project

icon satellite

66 operational satellites

icon antenna

10 times faster