Globalstar Announces the Successful Completion of MSS and Terrestrial Authorizations Across Africa, Covering a Population in Excess of 100 Million

COVINGTON, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT) announced that it has received
MSS and terrestrial authorizations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon,
and Rwanda. These countries join Botswana in representing over 1.1
million square miles of territory, a population greater than 100 million
people, annual GDP of over a half a trillion USD and more than 1.7
billion MHz-POPs of licensed coverage across Africa.

In these countries, Globalstar has obtained terrestrial LTE authority
over its entire 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum (2483.5-2500 MHz), most with
permissible power limits suitable for both macro and small cell

Globalstar has established domestic subsidiaries with experienced and
qualified partners who bring extensive knowledge of their local markets
and are poised for success domestically and regionally with both MSS and
terrestrial LTE service offerings. Globalstar’s satellite services
combined with these flexible new terrestrial authorizations enable it to
offer unique communications solutions in regions that have historically
presented complex network deployment problems. Globalstar’s team is now
pursuing multiple private LTE opportunities across these licensed
markets that are home to thousands of major oil & gas, mining,
agricultural, industrial, and conservation operations.

The Company looks forward to working with local in-country partners to
deploy its satellite and terrestrial network solutions as well as
directly with industrial partners. Globalstar and its technology
partners have already entered the first Memorandum of Understanding with
a customer in Mozambique for a Band 53 private LTE network solution and
looks forward to providing additional information on this opportunity
once definitive agreements are executed. Mozambique is blessed with
tremendous natural resources and garnering significant international

Furthermore, Globalstar’s licensing in Rwanda and Gabon include C-Band
authorizations at 5.1 and 7 GHz for the possible establishment of
satellite gateway earth stations that would work in concert with
existing gateways in Botswana, France and Turkey, to augment and
solidify its coverage across the entire continent. Globalstar is working
towards final investment decisions regarding one or more of these
additional gateways in the near future.

“Africa is a rich market for our terrestrial and satellite services, and
Globalstar is committed to bringing its unique mix of solutions to the
continent to meet the communications needs of the next generation of
African businesses and consumers,” said Jay Monroe, Globalstar’s
Executive Chairman of the Board. “Satellite and terrestrial-based
industrial IoT solutions will be critical to facilitating enhanced
communications and data solutions in regions that have not previously
had reliable wireless and wireline communications.”

Finally, Globalstar extends a special note of thanks to the ministries
and regulatory authorities of the African countries for their
competency, hard work, transparency and global leadership in supporting
the advancement of spectrum technologies for the benefit of consumers
and businesses in Africa.

About Globalstar

Globalstar is a leading provider of customizable Satellite IoT Solutions
for customers around the world in industries such as oil and gas,
transportation, emergency management, government, maritime and outdoor
recreation. A pioneer of mobile satellite voice and data services,
Globalstar allows businesses to streamline operations by connecting
people to their devices, supplying personal safety and communication,
and automating data to more easily monitor and manage mobile assets via
the Globalstar Satellite Network. The Company’s Commercial IoT product
portfolio includes the industry-acclaimed SmartOne asset tracking
products, Simplex satellite transmitters, and the SPOT® product line of
personal safety, asset and communication devices, all supported on SPOT
My Globalstar, a robust cloud-based back office solution. Completing the
satellite product suite are Duplex satellite data modems, the innovative
Sat-Fi2 satellite Wi-Fi hotspot, with all product solutions offering a
variety of data service plans. Learn more at


Marcy O’Leary, Globalstar, Inc.
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