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Satellite: Driving Revenue & New Use Cases Through Real-Time Controls

Powered by a sophisticated global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium network provides high-quality voice and data connections over the planet’s entire surface, including across oceans, airways and polar regions. As demand for satellite services and connectivity grow in emerging areas such as enterprise services and IoT, policy management is being required to help satellite operators such as Iridium to drive revenue and differentiate against competition including cellular and
terrestrial networks.

Solution

Openet’s Policy Manager allows Iridium to:

  • Differentiate its users by class (e.g. prepaid vs. post-paid)
  • Differentiate by types of data (real-time streaming vs. non real-ime)
  • Intelligently control data consumption and time usage
  • Align with Iridium’s core network roadmap, including expansion to other types of policy controls such as time of day or geography

Results

The deployment allows Iridium to drive revenue and remain continuously operational which are key parts of their proposition. Openet’s agile approach to policy management allows Iridium to focus each specific use case for data usage as and when needed, making best use of Iridium resources as they continue to future-proof.

"The company’s agile approach to policy management also allows us to focus each specific use case for data usage when we need it, making the company a dependable technology partner as we continue to future proof."
Hermon Pon,
Vice President of Technology Development and Network Engineering
Iridium.