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Iridium to Provide Global Connectivity for New SkyBitz as a Service Offering

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June 03, 2014

Iridium to Provide Global Connectivity for New SkyBitz as a Service Offering

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Iridium (News - Alert) Communications is going to provide satellite connectivity to SkyBitz in support of its new SkyBitz as a Service (SBS) offering, which enables customers to employ its trusted asset management solutions without any upfront capital investment.

Combined with a strong partnership commitment from SkyBitz (News - Alert), Iridium will offer the satellite connectivity that supports these solutions such as comprehensive trailer and asset information management and historical trend analytics.

David Wigglesworth, vice president and general manager, Americas and global machine to machine services at Iridium, said, “We’re extremely pleased to be the satellite connectivity provider for SBS. This next-generation service, coupled with Iridium’s reliable global connectivity, can have a significant and positive impact on the bottom line of these businesses and enable them to accurately track assets no matter where they are located.”

SBS has enabled its customers to lead the hassles of upfront costs and risk exposure associated with owning and maintaining the hardware.

The new SBS offering is quickly gaining momentum in industry with several recent major customers already using the service.

Shawn Welsh, vice president of marketing and business development, SkyBitz, a Telular (News - Alert) company said in a statement, “Iridium provides our customer’s seamless global coverage and rapid deployment into new markets. Both are key to providing the support and services they need as their businesses continue to grow beyond North America.”

Iridium’s M2M growth strategy includes connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. The company serve mission-critical enterprise communication needs for fleet and vehicle tracking, heavy equipment, container and mobile asset tracking across the utility, oil and gas, maritime and aviation markets. Since 2008, Iridium’s M2M data subscribers have grown at a 56-percent compound annual rate.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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