Iridium joins Amazon Web Services Partner Network for IoT cloud distribution
Iridium Communications Inc. has joined Amazon Web Services Partner Network to offer its Iridium CloudConnect cloud-based IoT solution for AWS customers. The service is expected to launch in 2019, and will provide IoT support to customers who lack cellular coverage, according to a press release.
Iridium will use 66 crosslinked satellites to support AWS, which will help reduce costs for IoT users, according to the release.
"Iridium CloudConnect will completely change the speed at which a satellite IoT solution can be deployed, and will allow existing AWS customers to keep everything the same on the back end, while opening up the opportunity to quickly expand their coverage," Iridium CEO Matt Desch said in the release. "This is a major disruption for satellite IoT. Costs will drop, time to market will speed up, risk will be reduced, and AWS IoT customers that choose Iridium CloudConnect can now enjoy true global connectivity for their solutions."