Globalstar Completes Installation of Global Packet Data Satellite Network

    Satellite service provider finalizes ground network infrastructure
    improvements in order to provide network-wide direct Internet connectivity

    MILPITAS, Calif., March 12 /CNW/ -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GSAT), a
leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses,
government and individuals, announced that it has completed the hardware
installation needed to finalize the company's satellite packet data network. 
Earlier this year, Globalstar completed the necessary installation of routing
hardware and software at the company's satellite gateway ground station
located in Managua, Nicaragua.  Globalstar recently received a supply of IP
addresses from the local Internet Service Provider in Nicaragua, facilitating
the initiation of local packet data satellite service.  With the
implementation of the hardware and software now complete, all corporate and
independent Globalstar ground stations are capable of providing packet data
satellite services to the more than 250,000 Globalstar customers around the
    The completion of the network directly affects those Globalstar data
customers who use the satellite service provider's packet data network for
SCADA applications and other remote telemetry monitoring applications such as
the compilation and transmission of day reports from remote gas and oil wells.
It can also be used for general Internet and email access.  With the exception
of China, these customers are now able to roam in any of the more than 120
countries where Globalstar service is available and access a direct Internet
connection.  The Chinese Globalstar service provider can register those
customers who wish to access this service in China.
    "With the completion of this network, Globalstar can now offer packet
data services throughout the entire Globalstar network," said Jay Monroe,
Chairman and CEO of Globalstar, Inc.  Mr. Monroe added, "We continue to invest
in the Globalstar ground network by installing the upgrades necessary so we
may continue to deliver an attractive value proposition to those customers who
require satellite data capability well beyond the capability of terrestrial
wireless carriers.  The completion of our packet data network will only
strengthen our overall position in the MSS marketplace."
    Globalstar markets a variety of satellite data solutions that utilize the
Globalstar network of satellites and ground stations.  The company began
installation of its satellite packet data network in 2005.  Globalstar also
provides attractive and cost effective simplex data solutions that are used
for a variety of monitoring and asset tracking applications.

    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.
    For more information regarding Globalstar, please visit Globalstar's web
site at

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For further information: Dean Hirasawa of Globalstar, Inc., 
+1-408-933-4006, or Web Site:

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