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Pivotel Pivots Off To Space

Australian mobile telecoms outfit Pivotel is looking for new worlds to conquer – in space. It has inked a deal with Iridium Communications, which owns and operates a satellite constellation known as Iridium Next.

Pivotel hopes to make use of Next to offer services to regional areas of Australia, New Zealand and North America, including some from an advanced new multi-service platform dubbed Certus.

Said Pivotel CEO Peter Bolger: “The productivity and safety benefits that will flow from Iridium Certus will help secure the future of many regional businesses.

“As a licensed service provider focused on remote communications and mobile satellite, we will play a pivotal” – pun presumably intended – “role in bringing Iridium Certus to our direct customers in Australia, New Zealand and North America, and via our wholesale partners to customers around the world.”

The announcement was made at Satellite 2018, billed as the largest global satellite technology event of the year, which finished in Washington DC last week.

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