AST Announced as an Iridium Approved Service Centre


AST announce that they have been appointed as an Iridium Approved Service Centre. This accreditation allows AST’s in-house engineers, based at the Norfolk offices within the UK, to carry out certified out-of-warranty repairs to 9555 and 9505A handsets.

Accreditation means AST hold a supply of Iridium parts and can carry out:
• Test and Inspection – carry out inspection of handsets, including re-flashing with current firmware version.
• Level One Maintenance – repairs which do not involve opening the handset. For example replacement of antenna, battery or battery cover.
• Level Two Maintenance – repairs which include replacement of major components such as LED display, antenna swivel socket, antenna sensor, face plate with speaker, internal clock battery and rear chassis.

The immediate advantage is quicker turnaround times for repairs. Quotes will be provided before any work is undertaken.

About Applied Satellite Technology

Part of the Gardline Group of privately owned companies, AST was established in 1992 with a background in providing communications solutions to the offshore oil and gas exploration industry. Recently celebrating its 15th year anniversary, the company has enjoyed tremendous growth in providing equipment to both the land and marine sectors including provision of satellite airtime.

AST currently operate on an international basis from two UK offices, with a further four offices based in South Africa, Singapore, Australia and the USA.

AST contribute their success and growth to their ability to offer customers a complete ‘one stop’ service combined with hard won specialised experience, a professional approach and a thorough understanding of customer needs.

AST South Africa

Donna Coleman
(+44) 1493 416 565