Iridium To Provide Satellite Service Along Canadian Highway

By | August 25, 2009 | Government, ST Briefs

[Satellite TODAY 08-25-09] Iridium Satellite has been contracted to provide satellite phone service to motorists on the Canadian Trans-Labrador highway for the government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Iridium announced Aug. 24.
    Iridium will furnish the 950-mile stretch of highway with a solution to replace and upgrade previous communications services that cover the region.
    Through a government program, local hotel operators will offer Iridium phones as loaners to motorists traveling along the highway. The phones will be pre-programmed to direct calls to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, which will coordinate any necessary emergency responses directly or through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
    Roadpost, a distributor based in Ontario, is supplying the program’s Iridium 9555 satellite phones and services through its dealer, Newfound Mobility Solutions.
    Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

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