August 08, 2012

Globalstar Resurgence Continues - An Update on the Globalstar Satellite Phone Service

Globalstar Update

Satellite telephone service recovery nearly complete as Globalstar prepares final launch of its new constellation


Globalstar announced that its satellite operations control center has initiated the steps needed to place four previously launched satellites into service by the middle of this month. With these satellites becoming operational, the Company expects to once again begin providing quality affordable mobile satellite voice and data services to customers around the globe later this summer.


“It has been a long road to recovery but these four satellites becoming operational is expected to pave the way for us to begin offering quality mobile satellite voice and data services in August," said Tony Navarra, President of Global Operations for Globalstar, Inc. "Over the past 20 months we have completed the launch of 18 of our 24 new satellites. Today we can already offer customers the clearest satellite voice calls and the fastest handset data speeds in the industry and our dealers have started to report strong increases in interest in our duplex services thanks to the improved performance. Placing these satellites into service is anticipated to further improve the call connection rate in our major markets to a level of performance many of our voice and duplex data customers demand.”


“We also expect to add additional satellites into service in the fall to further increase the performance of our network. Once we complete our fourth satellite launch and then introduce our next generation ground segment upgrades, we look forward to providing even better performance and improved future benefits to our customers. On behalf of Globalstar I would like to thank all of our employees worldwide for their continued hard work and dedication as well as our global dealers and customers for their lengthy perseverance as we continue our return to service."


Globalstar is currently working with satellite manufacture Thales Alenia Space and launch services provider Arianespace in order to conduct its fourth and final launch of six new second-generation satellites prior to the end of the year.



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