Globalstar Launches Simplex Data Service and Backoffice for Customers in Central America

    Service Ideal for Seamless Maritime, Remote Asset Tracking and Data
    Monitoring Applications

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 24 /CNW/ -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GSAT), a
leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses,
government and individuals, announced today that it has launched Globalstar
Simplex data service to customers throughout Central America and the
surrounding maritime region.  Globalstar Simplex data is a one-way satellite
service, which is ideal for providing cost-efficient and reliable asset
tracking and fleet management solutions to customers from remote regions
beyond the reach of traditional wireless and terrestrial communications
    Globalstar Simplex data allows customers to monitor and track mobile
assets such as vehicles, tractor-trailers, cargo containers and marine
vessels, using GPS or other location-based software.  The service can also be
used to monitor various stationary assets for location or data monitoring
applications.  It is also one of the mobile satellite service provider's
fastest growing and dynamic areas of the business.  In 2006 the Globalstar
Simplex data customer base grew by over 150 percent over the previous year.
    "Globalstar once again demonstrates the commitment to our corporate
strategy of providing uniform satellite voice and data services to our
customers by expanding our capabilities in various regions throughout the
world," said Steven Bell, Senior Vice President of International Sales,
Marketing and Customer Care for Globalstar, Inc.  Mr. Bell added, "When a
simplex data modem is integrated with a GPS monitoring device, then a vessel
monitoring and location solution can be easily produced.  Using the simplex
data applique located at our gateway ground station facility in South America
plus our Globalstar back office infrastructure, we can provide our customers
with an easy to use web based mapping tool to seamlessly track the locations
of assets such as fishing vessels or tractor trailers, without them having to
worry about service issues caused by borders.  We can also provide a variety
of land-based and marine monitoring solutions used for such applications as
maritime sand extraction."
    Globalstar has offered Simplex data service in the U.S. and Canada since
2003, and throughout Europe, the Middle East and across the north Atlantic
region since early 2005.   More recently Globalstar extended its Simplex data
coverage to include Australia, Central America and parts of South America.
Earlier this year, Globalstar also announced that simplex data integrator
Axonn had launched a new smaller and lighter satellite simplex data modem
known as the AXTracker MMT.   The new completely self-contained satellite data
modem is designed to communicate via the Globalstar satellite simplex data
    For more information regarding the Globalstar Simplex data service in
Central America, please contact Globalstar Latin America -- Mayra Luisa
Arosemena at 00 507 265 0432 or email to

    About Globalstar
    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

For further information:

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

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