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Globalstar

(Globalstar, Milpitas, CA, www.globalstar.com) A satellite-based communications company that offers voice and short messaging services throughout 80% of the world's surface. Globalstar is the second satellite system to use LEO satellites and handheld phones (Iridium was the first), but Globalstar is the first to use Qualcomm's CDMA technology, which is known for its high quality. Globalstar phones support one or two cellular modes as well as satellite, letting you use standard facilities when possible and switch to the satellites in remote areas. The Globalstar service was rolled out in late 1999.


Globalstar Phone
The antenna on the right is used for standard cellular service. When unavailable, the satellite antenna (left) is pulled up from inside the unit's compartment. The larger antenna is required, because the LEO satellites are 876 miles away rather than just a few miles as with cellular. (Image courtesy of Globalstar.)
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Participating WSCA states can use the contract for any state level government purchases of Globalstar satellite communications hardware and airtime, after signing the appropriate participating addendum.
In his new capacity, Tees will work to sharpen Globalstar's European focus on marine markets and applications, expand Globalstar points of presence and launch remote asset-tracking applications.
If you purchased Globalstar securities during the Class Period, you may, no later than April 10, 2007, move to be appointed as a Lead Plaintiff in this class action.
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On February 5, 2007, Globalstar indicated that it had received updated information regarding its constellation of satellites and that the rate of degradation had accelerated.
In 2000 a Globalstar satellite ground station or gateway, was constructed in Delareyville, South Africa with the intent to provide satellite service to South Africa and its neighboring countries and coastal waters.
Then, on February 5, 2007, Globalstar filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing several material events.
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Certain government, homeland security and emergency response customers such as the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are challenging Globalstar to provide enhanced asset tracking.
Although Globalstar has offered satellite coverage in the region since 2000, the opening of the new gateway will provide enhanced coverage throughout much of Alaska, northwestern British Columbia, the Yukon as well as the Bering Sea and northern Pacific maritime region.
Bob Atkins, Application Architect at Open Text customer VSP, a winner of the ECM Leadership Award at LinkUp Phoenix 2004, said, "My participation in the GlobalStar Awards gave me a greater appreciation for the wide scope of the potential of ECM technology.
In the filing, Globalstar "urges the Commission to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to revise section 25.