Iridium highlights its direct-to-smartphone plan - SpaceNews

Iridium highlights its direct-to-smartphone plan – SpaceNews

TAMPA, Fla. — Iridium’s first direct-to-smartphone services in the Constellation will support occasional communications for emergencies and other unforeseen needs in remote areas around the world, CEO Matt Desch said Oct. 20. Similar to rival low Earth orbit (LEO) carrier Globalstar’s plan to bring basic SOS connectivity to the iPhone 14 next month, Desch said …

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