Globalstar Announces New QUALCOMM Duplex Satellite Data and Voice Module



    Globalstar GSP-1720 module will enable developers and manufacturers to
    integrate satellite connectivity into various SCADA, telemetry and remote
    monitoring data solutions

    MILPITAS, Calif., March 27 /CNW/ -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GSAT), a
leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses,
governments, and individuals, announced today that it has started to receive
shipments of the new GSP-1720 satellite data and voice module (SDVM) from
manufacturer QUALCOMM Incorporated.  With the SDVM being approximately half
the size of the previous GSP-1620 modem board or SDM and approximately 33
percent of the weight, the GSP-1720 offers integrators, OEMs, and developers a
more compact wireless solution for those data applications that require or
utilize two-way satellite communications.  The GSP-1720 also integrates a
number of new features including a more efficient power management system,
passive and powered antenna capability for enhanced performance plus multiple
port connectivity with both USB and serial connections. The GSP-1720 SDVM is
also voice capable, which will provide developers with a broader opportunity
by enabling them with the ability to integrate voice capability into their
various satellite data solutions.
    Duplex satellite data modems provide ideal solutions for a wide variety
of customers looking for wireless data communications within and beyond the
reach of traditional wireless and terrestrial infrastructure.  Various
utility, transportation, maritime, oil and gas, government, military, and
environmental monitoring customers use Globalstar satellite modems for a
variety of SCADA, telemetry, and monitoring applications as well as basic
Internet and email access.
    "Since the introduction of our original SDM product, Globalstar has been
listening to the demands of our various integrators and the new GSP-1720 meets
those demands," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar, Inc.  Mr.
Monroe added, "The new GSP-1720 is not only more compact, but QUALCOMM has
delivered a product that requires significantly less power than its
predecessor. This allows our integrators to power their Globalstar integrated
modem solutions with solar cells and other rechargeable power sources.  Most
importantly, it once again demonstrates our commitment to continue providing
our customers with the latest in two-way or duplex satellite data products and
services."
    Globalstar will make available a range of antennas for the SDVM, designed
for the rigors of maritime installations as well as mobile and fixed land
applications.  The company is also developing an Integrator's Kit with the
associated manuals, development and power cables, and software.  Globalstar
expects to launch the GSP-1720 and the associated Integrator's Kit to
developers and OEMs later this spring.  For more sales information regarding
the GSP-1720 in the United States please contact Dwayne McTavish at 817
421-5778 or via email at dwayne.mctavish@globalstar.com.

    About Globalstar, Inc.
    With over 250,000 activated satellite voice and data units, Globalstar
offers high value, high quality satellite services to commercial and
recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's
voice and data products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex
and duplex satellite data modems 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
tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.

    Safe Harbor Language for Globalstar Releases
    This press release contains certain statements such as "Globalstar will
make available a range of antennas for the SDVM, designed for the rigors of
maritime installations as well as mobile and fixed land applications" that are
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to a number of
assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Globalstar's
control, including demand for the Company's products and services; problems
relating to the construction, launch or in-orbit performance of its existing
and future satellites, problems relating to the ground-based facilities
operated by it or by independent gateway operators; its ability to attract
sufficient additional funding if needed to meet its future capital
requirements; competition and its competitiveness vis-a-vis other providers of
satellite and ground-based communications products and services; the pace and
effects of industry consolidation; the continued availability of launch
insurance on commercially reasonable terms, and the effects of any insurance
exclusions; changes in technology; its ability to continue to attract and
retain qualified personnel; worldwide economic, geopolitical and business
conditions and risks associated with doing business on a global basis; and
legal, regulatory, and tax developments, including changes in domestic and
international government regulation.
    Any forward-looking statements made in this press release speak as of the
date made and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results or
developments may differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied
in the forward-looking statements, and the Company undertakes no obligation to
update any such statements. Additional information on factors that could
influence Globalstar's financial results is included in its filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Registration Statement on
Form S-1.





For further information:

For further information: Dean Hirasawa of Globalstar, Inc.,
+1-408-933-4006, Dean.hirasawa@globalstar.com; Web Site:
http://www.globalstar.com/

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