Is Iridium Back?

from the nah,-probably-not dept

Is Iridium back? The company that bought billions of dollars worth of assets from the original Iridium for just $25 million (and immediately signed a contract for $72 million from the US Dept. of Defense) is saying they're back and better than the original Iridium. They may be back, and they may even be better, but some still think they're going to fail. At least they're not trying to be all things to all people, and they've lowered the costs of the damn thing. However, it's still really expensive, and cell phone service and coverage is increasingly getting better. If anything, Iridium's market is going to keep shrinking over time.

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    Mike (profile), 9 Nov 2001 @ 1:50am

    Re: Huh?

    (1) People who need phones in the Amazon jungle and the Himalayas is a very small market.

    (2) The article points out that cell phones are workin on ways to cover those types of areas as well.

    My point is that no matter what, the market is only going to decrease rather than increase.

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