True Pole to Pole Coverage

How does SATcase get pole to pole coverage?

SATcase is designed to keep you connected in any situation, anywhere in the world, using the Iridium Satellite network. That’s right, anywhere.

That sounds like an empty statement. So rather than use the usual useless ‘marketing jargon’, we thought we’d explain how that is actually done.


What’s so great about the Iridium satellite network as oppose to others?

Well, for starters it is the only network to offer true pole to pole coverage which means that devices able to link up to the network can be used anywhere on 

The Iridium satellite network was originally built by Motorola in the 1990’s as a way of reaching the highest altitudes and farthest reaches of planet earth. They estimated that it would take 77 satellites to cover the entire globe, hence the name ‘Iridium’; the 77th element in the periodic table.

In actual fact it took just 66 satellites to cover the entire globe and in 1998 the first phone call was made using the Iridium satellite network. Cool, right?

Well, not for Motorola. They overestimated the initial demand for such an extensive satellite network and as a result charged far too much money to consumers and didn’t spend much time thinking about the handheld unit itself! As a result, the holding company soon went bankrupt. But the satellite network remained in orbit giving pole to pole coverage. It wasn’t long before Iridium Satellite LLC was born and took over the satellite network.


Iridium Today

Today the network is used by journalists, explorers, search and rescue teams as well as military units all around the world. Testament to the un-rivalled pole to pole coverage the network offers. Naturally, this had to be the network that SATcase took advantage off.

SATcase takes this un-rivalled network coverage and makes it accessible via your smartphone. So there’s no need to carry multiple devices around with you. We ruggedised the clip on case to make it incredibly hard wearing to the elements and simple to use, built in safety features such as an SOS button which links directly to GEOS and online track and trace so that your team can see where you are, even when you aren’t 100% sure.


When network coverage ends, use a SATcase.