Matt Desch, Iridium CEO, recently commented on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 deployment of 3rd Iridium NEXT Satellite batch  “One of our core strategies is to offer new services that are either flat out impossible or not easily replicated by more traditional ‘bent pipe’ and geostationary systems,” said Iridium CEO Matt Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017.

Desch added the company is on schedule to complete in 2018 its Iridium NEXT satellite network designed to provide global services such as push-to-talk, Short Burst Data and Satellite Time & Location offerings.   Link to Article