World's Most Modern Satellite Communications Network Complete
Globalstar Now Years Ahead of the Competition Providing Best-in-Class Service
COVINGTON, La., Aug. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc.
(OTCBB:GSAT) announced today that all second generation satellites are now in
full commercial service, completing the world's most modern satellite
communications network. With all satellites in service, Globalstar has
re-emerged as the leader in mobile satellite communications.
"As the first in the mobile satellite communications industry to establish a
new and modern network, Globalstar is leaps and bounds ahead of the
competition," says Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar, Inc. "With the
most modern network in place, Globalstar customers will be connected when it
matters most, in emergencies, to continue business, or to connect with a loved
In 2006, Globalstar took the initiative to design, build and launch the most
modern satellite constellation. More than a billion dollars later, its success
can be heard with Globalstar customers experiencing superior voice quality,
connection, ease of use, and length of time to maintain a call. Duplex service
has been fully restored and Globalstar customers are returning rapidly. In a
recent earnings call, Globalstar reported that new duplex voice and data
subscribers doubled in the second quarter and minutes of use increased 41%.
Globalstar's new network supports its current lineup of voice, duplex and
simplex data products and services, including its SPOT-branded consumer
products which have initiated more than 2,500 rescues worldwide. These new
satellites have a 15-year design life, doubling the life span of Globalstar's
Globalstar is the only MSS provider using the patented Qualcomm-based CDMA
technology, which provides crystal-clear voice quality from anywhere within
its global footprint. Calls occur with no noticeable time delays on a network
that transmits even a whisper.
Combined with the affordable and award-winning suite of consumer SPOT retail
products, Globalstar offers an extensive lineup of mobile satellite services
that meet the needs of the broadest range of customers around the globe. For a
complete list of products and services, visit www.Globalstar.com and
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services.
Globalstar offers these services to commercial and recreational users in more
than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and
fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and
flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit
from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular
and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas,
government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military,
transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business
continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions
are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA
applications. Note that all SPOT products described in this or any Globalstar
press release are the products of Spot LLC, which is not affiliated in any
manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of
Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC.
For more information regarding Globalstar, please visit Globalstar's web site
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