COVINGTON, La., Jan. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government, and individuals today announced the Company's response to the recent U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to grant LightSquared Subsidiary LLC (LightSquared), a conditional waiver of the Integrated Service Rule.
L. Barbee Ponder, General Counsel and VP of Regulatory Affairs, Globalstar, Inc. stated, "With this order LightSquared has been granted the authority to provide terrestrial only wireless broadband services using mobile satellite spectrum. This relaxation of the gating criteria for LightSquared is necessitated by the explosive growth of spectrum-hungry mobile broadband devices. We look forward to the FCC extending similar flexibility to other mobile satellite services providers including Globalstar.
"We are also pleased with the FCC's continued recognition that the L-band portion of the mobile satellite spectrum is suitable for delivering mobile broadband to consumers and helping meet the Commission's significant spectrum objectives outlined in the National Broadband Plan."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 with coverage 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 airtime 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. For more information regarding Globalstar, please visit Globalstar's web site at www.globalstar.com The Globalstar, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8183
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