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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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Globalstar is a provider of mobile satellite voice and data services.
This is a major coverage expansion accomplished by highly skilled engineers in both Globalstar Europe and Globalstar Avrasya," said Mr.
We are extremely pleased that Globalstar and the WSCA have reached this agreement as it demonstrates the continued confidence our government customers have in Globalstar," said Dennis Allen, senior vice president for US Sales and Marketing for Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar satellite service is provided by 48 satellites communicating with the ground-base gateway Verizon will operate.
Globalstar USA's target audience consists of individuals needing cellular service in those areas not currently served by wireless providers.
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.
Once the satellites are deployed and operational, the TCU upgrades will also provide Globalstar with the enhanced ability to communicate with and monitor the condition of its new constellation from the company's two satellite operations and control center locations in California.
Using the simplex data applique located at our gateway ground station facility in South America plus our Globalstar back office infrastructure, we can provide our customers with an easy to use web based mapping tool to seamlessly track the locations of assets such as fishing vessels or tractor trailers, without them having to worry about service issues caused by borders.
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.
This acquisition of the gateway operations and retail Globalstar business in Brazil will allow us to apply our experience in Venezuela and Central America to enhance the capabilities of the Brazilian service area," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar, Inc.
An agreement has been signed by Globalstar Inc (Nasdaq:GSAT), a provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and individuals, with Loral Space & Communications Inc and various affiliated entities, to purchase the Brazilian Globalstar independent gateway operator, which owns and operates three satellite gateway ground stations in Brazil.
The complaint charges Globalstar and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Act.