Iridium LLC, a global wireless communications company, can breathe a little easier as it nears completion of its $5 billion satellite network.

The Washington-based company, a joint venture of Motorola Inc., Sprint Corp., and other international telecommunication firms, locked up enough financing last year to get to the point of generating revenues. With 63 of 66 planned satellites launched, the company expects to provide wireless voice, fax, and paging services off its network in the fourth quarter.

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