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IRIDIUM BECOMES MEMBER OF GSM MOU ORGANIZATION

WASHINGTON-Iridium Inc., the international consortium of telecommunications companies funding the development of the Iridium system, has become a charter mobile satellite services member of the Global System for Mobile communications MoU Association, Iridium announced.

Through its affiliation, Iridium said it will work to establish roaming agreements with GSM system providers worldwide to provide complementary global roaming capability to augment the company’s terrestrial wireless offerings.

The Iridium system’s interconnection architecture uses Siemens D-900 GSM switches to connect orbiting Iridium satellites to terrestrial telecommunications infrastructures.

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