MetOcean Telematics said it has been awarded a multi-year
contract to provide global satellite communications to the
Canadian Government, exclusively through the Iridium network.
The agreement will feature MetOcean Telematics hardware products
and services, deployed for use by more than 150 Canadian
Government agencies. The Iridium network satellite constellation
offers 100 percent global coverage, including the polar regions,
such as the remote Arctic territory of northern Canada.
MetOcean Telematics notes it has significant experience providing
remote monitoring technology for various applications, as well
service and support to emergency and disaster response teams. As
a global Iridium reseller and manufacturer of Iridium satellite
communications hardware solutions, MetOcean Telematics said it
will deliver reliable, global satellite communications and
support to the Government of Canada.
Canada, the second-largest country by total area, occupying 3.85
million square miles, will now deploy the latest in MetOcean
Telematics satellite communications technology, enabling quick
responses in areas that are not serviced by conventional mobile
communications technology. This will provide the Canadian
Government with the tools to monitor and respond to emergency and
disaster response situations in remote areas of the country.
Iridium is currently in the process of refreshing its low-Earth
orbit satellite constellation with new satellites, in a program
called Iridium NEXT. This $3 billion investment has been coined
the largest "tech refresh" in history. Iridium customers and end
users will have access to enhanced voice, data and satellite
broadband services anywhere in the world during and after
deployment of Iridium NEXT.