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
“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 one.”
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 earlier satellites.
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.