Feeds

No Iridium phones shipped in UK yet

And when will they start?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

An Iridium representative in the UK confirmed today that no single satellite phone has yet shipped in the United Kingdom. We don't know how many have been sold in greater Europe also. And it could be quite a while before the sales ramp up from zero to one. The representative said Iridium hoped to make an announcement next week. The satellite phones are manufactured by Iridium's partners, Motorola and Kyocera, and distributed by Brightpoint throughout the world. Questions still remain about quality, according to source close to both Iridium and Kyocera. He said: "Iridium is doing hardware and software updates at least three times a day. The problem is the equivalent of the Doppler effect." By that he meant that the number of Iridium satellites hanging over our planet could not necessarily pass on the correct messages one way without a similar message bouncing back from the next satellite on. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.