So to the government business. We've seen a higher number of deactivations by our traditional government handset customers largely due to reduced troop levels in the conflict areas. While we can't directly address its impact until we renew our long-term contract with the Department of Defense next year, we're confident that the strategic nature of our relationship with this anchored customer hasn't changed. They continue to spend with us on new product developments in a multiyear modernization plan for their dedicated gateway. And the feedback from senior, civilian and military leadership continues to be constructive about our long-term partnership.On another issue, I think we found we can do better job managing our supply chain. While we believe that last quarter's Iridium recall was an isolated incident, we've intensified our focus in this area. We've diversified the manufacturing line for M2M device production, scrutinized supplier relationships and examined internal processes to improve efficiency. We're making some key improvements in this area because although our equipment revenue in the first half of 2012 was on track, we could have done even better in meeting what were seen as growing commercial demand.
Iridium Communications Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Check Out Our Best Services for Investors
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts
More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.