Feb. 3, 2012: Globalstar, Inc. announced its commercial & recreational customers are experiencing significant improvements in Globalstar's satellite phone service. The enhancements to Globalstar's service is the result of the company's recently deployed second-generation satellites, designed to support its current voice, Duplex & Simplex data products & services including its SPOT brand of retail products.
On Dec. 28, 2011, the company successfully completed its third launch of six second-generation satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Globalstar expects to announce an update regarding the timing of its fourth launch in the next few weeks. Globalstar is on pace to be the first Mobile Satellite Services provider to launch, deploy & utilize a second-generation constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites to service new & existing customers all over the world.
"We are pleased to announce the return of our fast, high-quality mobile satellite voice & data solutions," said Jay Monroe, chief executive officer, Globalstar Inc. "Each successful launch & deployment of these new satellites has progressively increased performance. We expect continued performance improvements over the coming months & throughout 2012 as additional satellites become operational."
"Globalstar offers tremendous value providing unmatched call clarity in a portable, satellite-based communications solution when working or traveling in remote areas," said Tim Hoerner, president of Digicom Global Inc., a leading satellite communications distributor & Globalstar authorized agent. "Our customers are currently enjoying improved call reliability that we expect will keep improving as more satellites are placed into service later this year."
Globalstar aims to provide the world's highest quality mobile satellite voice & fastest satellite handset data services available to customers in more than 120 countries. The second-generation satellites are designed to have a 15 year life-span giving Globalstar & its dealer network an advantage over other MSS providers.
Globalstar's Qualcomm manufactured GSP-1700 is the smallest & lightest commercial mobile satellite h&set available to customers throughout the United States & Canada, & it provides customers with superior, crystal clear CDMA voice quality. Additionally, Globalstar offers the industry's fastest mobile satellite handset data speeds with localized phone numbers (where available). Combined with a price of just $499 USD MSRP, the GSP-1700 offers the highest value proposition for those customers who demand superior performance in remote northern areas such as northern Canada & parts of Alaska.