In a statement, Beam, which specialises in design, development, manufacture and distribution of satellite, cellular and dual-mode equipment, applications and services, said this took the total number of Iridium GO! devices ordered by Iridium Communications to 40,000 over the last five years.
It said more orders were expected in the wake of the US$3 billion upgrade of the Iridium satellite network and this meant that it would return to profitability in the 2018-19 financial year.
“We are very pleased with the strong demand for Iridium GO! and look forward to its continued popularity, particularly after the recent completion of our US$3 billion satellite constellation upgrade campaign, known as Iridium NEXT,” said Bryan Hartin, executive vice-president, sales and marketing at Iridium.
Beam said it expected to deliver the Iridium GO! units the end of the first half of the 2020 financial year.
The company said it was on track to meet the delivery schedule of the previous order from Iridium announced in July 2018. This was expected to be completed by the end of the 2019 financial year.
Beam shipped 2500 Iridium GO! devices last month and said it would ship the remaining 2500 units in May.