Thailand Authorizes Globalstar Mobile Satellite and Ground Station Operations
Announcement made at commencement of Satellite 2023 in Washington, D.C.
COVINGTON, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), today announced that the Kingdom of Thailand’s Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has authorized the provision of Globalstar mobile satellite services throughout Thailand, including the authority to operate its new ground station at Thaicom’s Teleport Center in Patumthani province north of Bangkok.
“Globalstar is the first and only LEO constellation of satellites to be authorized to provide service in the Kingdom of Thailand,” said L. Barbee Ponder, Globalstar General Counsel, and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. “Our new ground station at Thaicom’s Teleport Center joins twenty-seven other stations in seventeen countries to provide the finest mobile satellite services, including critical Emergency SOS communications, to hundreds of millions of people globally. These achievements would not have been possible without the support of our partner, Thaicom Public Company Limited.”
“We are very pleased to partner with Globalstar,” said Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, Thaicom’s Chief Executive Officer. “This collaboration is a strategic move in expanding our portfolio of cooperation with a leading global LEO operator which will complement our existing satellite services. Our experience and expertise in the satellite industry, along with Globalstar’s world-class services for personnel safety and management will serve to provide our customers with advanced satellite solutions for the digital era. We believe this strategic alliance between the two companies will lay the foundation for a long-term relationship and sustainable growth in the satellite industry in this region.”
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