Iridium SBD Monthly Airtime
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Iridium SBD Monthly Airtime

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  • Category: Iridium Service, Latest Products, M2M / IoT, Monthly Satellite Service Plans, Satellite Service Plans, Short Burst Data
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Iridium SBD Airtime Plans - Short Burst Data Service


Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) airtime plans provide a simple and efficient network for transmitting short data messages between equipment and centralized host computer systems. SBD is integrated into vertical market applications in the Oil & Gas, Rail, Maritime, Aeronautical, Utilities, Government and Defense and Security industries. Iridium’s global, low latency SBD service is the ideal solution for monitoring everything from containers and trucks to planes and ships.

Iridium SBD Service Applications - IoT Internet of Things - Industry 4.0 - M2M Machine to Machine - Smart Energy - CPS Cyber-Physical Systems - Smart Meters


Iridium SBD is ideal for remote weather stations, ocean drifters and buoys, monitoring of oil pipelines, controlling and reporting on equipment in the middle of nowhere. For basic telemetry and command/control applications where mobile signals don't go. Iridium SBD is designed to move small packets of data, a few hundred bytes, from the middle of nowhere. If you're looking to send photos, videos or large files, Iridium SBD is not recommended for you.

When you send or receive small packets of data (hundreds of bytes) in difficult geographic areas, Iridium SBD may solve your problem. It uses the Iridium satellite network, which has truly global coverage, and provides a vital means of communication for M2M applications. Iridium SBD has been a growing and innovative services. Also known as Iridium’s IOT is one of the fastest growing services within iridium IOT or "Internet of Things" groups of services such as the "Short Burst Data", or SBD.


Iridium SBD, a data service, enables equipment and applications to send and receive short data transactions of less than 2 KB in periodic time intervals efficiently. It is ideal for remote monitoring applications used for asset tracking, remote telemetry, and pipeline monitoring. The maximum length of Mobile-Originated SBD message is 1,960 bytes, the maximum for Mobile-Terminated SBD messages is 1,890 bytes. Global network latency for the delivery of messages ranges from 5 seconds for short messages to 20 seconds for longer ones.


  • Ideal for M2M Applications
    • Machine to Machine technology
  • Simple integration, single compact transceiver
    • Small form factor, low power requirements
  • Reduce cost, protect critical assets
  • Intelligent data conversations
  • Fleet management solutions
  • Self-locating buoys & pipeline monitoring
  • Flight control and fuel efficiency
  • High performance, low latency, truly global
  • Reliable and secure connection


In this global economy, there is a critical need for government, industry and individuals to track, monitor and exchange data with remote assets which are often deployed across multiple countries and continents beyond range of terrestrial wireless connections.

With Iridium SBD, it is possible to integrate mobile assets into an organization’s enterprise resource planning and logistics management using compact equipment and a single communication carrier. Since it is connected to the only truly global mobile satellite communications network, it works anywhere on the planet, with no expensive roaming charges or multiple service agreements. From the North Pole to the South Pole, Iridium SBD delivers everywhere and is backed by unmatched network quality and world-class technical support.


You need to know where your equipment is, what it is doing, and how it can be used more efficiently. With Iridium SBD, you can stay in touch with your assets around the globe. Iridium SBD solutions give you access to the information you need, when you need it, to make informed decisions.

Real-time data and communications help you monitor and manage assets more efficiently to improve productivity, enhance safety, and optimize equipment utilization, maintenance and security. At the same time, you can reduce equipment failure, downtime, and ownership and operating costs. Timely, accurate diagnostic and prognostic information helps maximize and protect investments in heavy equipment, while ensuring hard-working assets works even harder — everywhere on the surface of the planet.


Bytes Included Per Month  Based On Plan Chosen
Overage (Per 1 KB / 1000 bytes)  $1.50 / KB (1000 bytes)
Minimum Billable Message Size  30 bytes
SBD Mailbox Check  Based On Plan Chosen
SBD Registration  $0.10
Minimum Contract Length  3 - 12 Months
Activation Fee  $50.00



This is where the SBD device should deliver its data. One destination is required and up to 5 are supported. Wildcard characters cannot be used. Examples of valid destinations for each delivery method are shown below:

 Destination Type  Protocol Example
Direct IP:PORT (NOTE: The port is required)
E-mail Address
SBD Device IMEI  300040100001230



 Feature Name  Cost
Message Delivery Point  $350 Per Year
Mobile Termination (Annual Charge)  $70.00 Per Year
Mobile Terminated SBD (MT-SBD) messages are sent to the Iridium Gateway via the Internet from a host computer system. The maximum length of a MO-SBD message is 1960 bytes. The maximum length of a MT-SBD message is 1890 bytes. Global network transmit latency for delivery of messages ranges from 5 seconds for messages of 70 bytes to approximately 20 seconds for maximum length messages. (Additional latency may occur across the Internet)
Mobile Termination Activation  $280
Include Geo-Data  FREE
Geo-Data is the last known location (latitude and longitude) of the device. When this option is enabled Geo-Data is included in the message content. By default it is enabled for all the delivery destinations. The SBD GEO data determined by the Iridium satellite network can be included with the message if you are not sending GPS data in the SBD message already. (accurate to about 15 miles)
Ring Alerts  FREE
The Iridium Gateway will send a 'Ring Alert' to the Transceiver when a Mobile Terminated SBD (MT-SBD) message has been queued at the Iridium SBD Gateway. Your mobile application can then decide whether to retrieve the MT-SBD data message at that time or later.
MO ACK - Mobile Originated Acknowledgement  FREE
MO ACK setting is used in conjunction with a Direct IP Delivery Destination. The default setting is off. When checked on, the Gateway expects to receive an acknowledgement from the receiving server that it has received the message. If the Gateway does not receive an acknowledgement, it will attempt to re-deliver the message for 12 hours. No other messages will be delivered to the receiving server until the first message is acknowledged.


For any questions on any of these SBD / Short Burst Data Airtime Service Plans, whether for the standard SBD equipment, or for the separate iridium Extreme 9575 (SBD) Short Burst Data Airtime Services please feel free to call or contact one of our highly skilled technicians that can make sure you get the best airtime plan for iridium IOT Short Burst Data line of Airtime Services for your SBD devices.

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Iridium SBD (Short Burst Data) Airtime Service Plans for IOT & M2M SBD

Plan Name Billing Period Contract Period Monthly Allowance Additional Usage Per KB Mailbox Check Monthly Price
Base SBD  1 Month  3 Months 0 KB (0.00 bytes) $1.50 / KB (1000 bytes) $0.10  $26.00
Starter SBD  1 Month  6 Months 8 KB (8000 bytes) $1.45 / KB (1000 bytes) $0.09  $28.00
Standard SBD  1 Month  12 Months 12 KB (12000 bytes) $1.35 / KB (1000 bytes) $0.08  $32.00
Research SBD  1 Month  12 Months 17 KB (17000 bytes) $1.25 / KB (1000 bytes) $0.07  $44.00
Enterprise SBD  1 Month  12 Months 30 KB (30000 bytes) $1.15 / KB (1000 bytes) $0.06  $54.00

Iridium Extreme 9575 Satellite Phone LBS (Location Based Services) SBD Plans

 Plan Name Billing Period Contract Period Includes / Monthly Allowance Additional Usage Per KB Monthly Price
Iridium 9575 LBS Base 1 Month 3 Months 0 KB (0.00 bytes) $3.50 / KB (1000 bytes)  $8.00
Iridium 9575 LBS Standard 1 Month 6 Months 8 KB (8000 bytes) $2.25 / KB (1000 bytes)  $24.00
Iridium 9575 LBS Enterprise 1 Month 6 Months 17 KB (17000 bytes) $1.75 / KB (1000 bytes)  $36.00