Iridium and the cubesat IoT constellations: the spider and the flies?

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— The CEO of a satellite ground technology provider said this about the multiple satellite IoT startups planning constellations of cubesats:

“The problem with them is that Iridium has launched its new constellation and can put them out of business whenever it wants. Iridium can meet these new guys’ pricing because it won’t cost much and won’t much affect Iridium’s business. They should just lease Iridium capacity and focus on the ground side of the business.”

Given the number of cubesat IoT companies have . . .

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