New Second-Generation Satellites Launched in October Now Providing Improved Coverage Throughout the Region
DUBLIN, Ireland, April 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. and a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and consumers, today announced that it has extended its satellite coverage area in conjunction with its Independent Gateway Operator, Globalstar Avrasya of Turkey.
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services gateway in Aussaguel, France and Globalstar Avrasya's gateway located in Ankara, Turkey are now provisioned to cover all of the European sub-continent as well as northern Africa, the Middle East and most of the Mediterranean and the eastern Atlantic Ocean maritime region.
"Expanding the coverage area will provide our Globalstar Europe customers with extended local calling throughout Spain, Italy and other parts of Eastern Europe," said Steve Smits, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Globalstar, Inc. "Six new satellites launched in October are now operational and are providing service; therefore, we have also improved our voice and duplex data coverage access throughout the region."
"This is a major coverage expansion accomplished by highly skilled engineers in both Globalstar Europe and Globalstar Avrasya," said Mr. Atilla Ozcelik, President of Globalstar Avrasya. "This demonstrates, once again, the capabilities of leading-edge technologies deployed on-ground and in-space whilst underlining the strong ties and commitments of our organizations to facilitate our valuable customer needs."
About Globalstar Inc.
With over 425,000 subscribers, Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial customers and recreational consumers in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems, the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.
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About Globalstar Avrasya
Globalstar Avrasya is a licensed telecommunication operator providing Globalstar satellite services including voice and data communications, located in Turkey and servicing the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North African regions. Established in 1997, the company is certified with ISO 9001 in Quality Management and ISO 27001 for Information Security Management Standards.
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