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Plugging the wireless communication gap with Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pierce

The idea of heterogenous communication networks deploying different architectures and technologies in one complementary mesh is still a revolutionary concept. But according to Rupert Pearce, the CEO of mobile satellite communications industry leader and pioneer Inmarsat, this is already the direction which the growing digital society is taking. Seeing best-of-breed terrestrial mobile, WiFi, and satellite technologies working together will provide ...

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Globalstar selects CSG As Revenue, Customer Management Solution Provider for 2nd Generation Service

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CSG International (NASDAQ: CSGS), a global provider of interactive transaction-driven solutions and services, today announced that Globalstar (NYSE MKT: GSAT), a leading international provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, has selected CSG as the revenue and customer management solution provider for its second-generation service launch in the first half of 2016. Globalstar’s advanced second-generation satellite constellation and ...

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Globalstar Says 2015 Another Record Year for SPOT Activations

Globalstar, Inc., (NYSE: GSAT) announces that 2015 was another record year for SPOT activations in Europe. In addition, 41 customers were rescued last year in Europe, Middle East and Africa, thanks to SPOT’s SOS functionality. This figure excludes rescues handled by VARs and other third parties. SPOT delivers affordable, location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology to tens of thousands of EMEA ...

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Is INMARSAT The Next Apple?

Over 35 years after eighty-six countries came together to found Inmarsat with a maritime safety mandate, the London-headquartered mobile communications company continues to innovate and contribute to global connectivity through its network of satellites. Recently, the company launched its I-5 F3 satellite, the third of four new satellites that will help bring global commercial coverage of Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress ...

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Component Issue Delays Iridium Next Launches by Four Months

PARIS — Mobile satellite services provider Iridium Communications on Oct. 29 said the inaugural launch of its second-generation constellation had slipped again and now will not occur before April. The delay, from December, will automatically push the second launch — of 10 satellites on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — back by four months, to August. Iridium’s insurers want the ...

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Thuraya doubles the choice with new SatSleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot

Leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications today unveiled a new generation of SatSleeve models, offering greater choice, improved quality and a new hotspot option. When SatSleeve was launched in 2013 it pioneered the “bring your own device” (BYOD) concept in the satellite industry. Now Thuraya goes further with two new models, and has identified a clear consumer target ...

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Can Iridium Traffic-Tracking Technology Save Airlines Money

Currently the air-traffic monitoring system is safe but very inefficient due to limitations with existing transmission capabilities. Aircraft must travel with about 100 nautical miles of air space around each of them. Satellite communications would help reduce this to as little as five miles, allowing more planes to fly within the jet stream, or change altitude to avoid fuel-sapping turbulence. ...

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Asset Satellite Tracking Vulnerable to Hacking

Remember the opening scene of the first Fast and Furious film when bandits hijacked a truck to steal its cargo? Or consider the recent real-life theft of $4 million in gold from a truck transiting from Miami to Massachusetts. Heists like these could become easier to pull off thanks to security flaws in systems used for tracking valuable shipments and ...

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How Satellites Will Fuel The Next Wave of Journalism

Without doubt, the rise of citizen journalism has transformed traditional means of newsgathering and dissemination. A new breed of public citizens and independent media are leveraging the latest advances in digital technology to provide on-the-ground news updates. Independent news outlets around the world are gaining in credibility, especially in terms of providing alternative viewpoints and driving online news collaboration that ...

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