Certus is the only fully global data and voice network. Satellite and ground redundancy offers exceptional network availability to five nines due to its unique LEO architecture with 66 interconnected satellites (9 in-orbit spares and 6 ground spares) and gateways.
The meshed constellation cross-links provide path resiliency as satellites are linked in front, behind and in adjacent orbits. Rapid satellite transitions and interconnections minimize the impact of network performance anomalies.
Certus offers shorter transmission paths, stronger signals, lower latency and shorter registration time than GEO satellites. This is the only COMSATCOM network that lands in a DoD Gateway and the only COMSATCOM network that doesn’t traverse foreign soil, furthermore DoD traffic has priority across the network.
Certus is compatible with the existing Iridium network and devices for backwards compatibility and service continuity.
Background IP throughput is determined by the terminal class.
Background IP supports applications such as encrypted voice up to video backhaul from UAVs.
|Iridium Certus 20||22 / 22 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 100||88 / 88 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 200||176 / 176 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 350||352 / 352 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 700||352 / 704 Kbps|
|Iridium Certus 1000||512 / 1408 Kbps|
Certus offers background IP and Streaming IP services.
Streaming IP Data provides virtual circuits (VC) of; 4.8 Kbps, 9.6 Kbps, 14.4 Kbps, 28 Kbps, 40 Kbps, 56 Kbps, 128 Kbps, 168 Kbps and 256 Kbps.
Please refer directly to GSA schedule/contract for more details.