ICO Global Communications is a Virginia-based satellite communications company. It works for the development of an advanced hybrid system that offers wireless voice, data and Internet services throughout the United States on mobile and portable devices. Founded in 1995, the company develops and deploys ICO mim, which is a next generation multimedia service. It is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission to offer mobile satellite services by utilizing a geostationary satellite. ICO Global Communications also operates a medium earth orbit satellite system in compliance with the regulations of the government of the United Kingdom and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). It operates through various subsidiaries, including ICO Global Communications (operations) Limited and ICO North America. The company holds more than 30 U.S. and over 25 foreign patents, as well as trademarks in nearly 35 jurisdictions worldwide. Additionally, it partners with Alcatel-Lucent, Hughes Network Systems and Qualcomm Incorporated, as well as has received various recognition and awards.