Globalstar Supports FCC Efforts to Relieve "Wi-Fi Traffic Jam"
COVINGTON, La., Jan 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Globalstar, Inc. (OTCBB:GSAT), today expressed its support for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Genachowski's recent call to boost Wi-Fi Speed and Reduce Wi-Fi Congestion in order to spur further wireless innovation for an ever increasing mobile world. "As consumer adoption of wireless devices continues to soar, Wi-Fi congestion is becoming a critical problem for consumers and innovators," Chairman Genachowski said.
As announced in November, Globalstar has petitioned the FCC to obtain the regulatory flexibility necessary to use its licensed MSS spectrum terrestrially to support mobile broadband applications throughout the United States, including Wi-Fi. Globalstar's petition for rulemaking has received public comments, to which the company will officially respond on January 29.
"Wi-Fi availability should never be the problem, but rather should be the solution to ensuring that consumers can stay connected and have a positive experience regardless of their increasingly crowded surroundings," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar. "Participation and support from the wireless industry is needed to ensure that this Terrestrial Low Power Service is implemented successfully." Globalstar's Terrestrial Low Power Service ("TLPS") would maximize the wireless capacity available within the 2.4 GHz Industrial Scientific and Medical ("ISM") band where most Wi-Fi use currently exists, while causing no detrimental impact on other existing or future unlicensed uses in that band, including existing and future Wi-Fi use in Channel 11 and existing and future Bluetooth use throughout the 2.4 GHz ISM band. TLPS represents an opportunity for the manufacture and deployment of additional carrier-grade access points that will help eliminate the "critical problem" that Chairman Genachowski has identified.
FierceWireless Webinar. L. Barbee Ponder of Globalstar and John Dooley of Jarvinian will discuss the company's TLPS proposal in FierceWireless' Tuesday, January 22, 2013 webinar, "Globalstar's New Wi-Fi Super Highway" at 11:00 EST. The Company will address the technical aspects of the proposed TLPS deployment, expected consumer benefits, business opportunities and the outlook for near-term relief from the FCC.
To learn more about and register for this webinar, please click on the following link.
Webinar Title: Globalstar's New "Wi-Fi" Super Highway.
Date and Time: January 22, 2013 11:00 a.m. EST (8:00 a.m. PST) Duration will be one hour
Presenters: L. Barbee Ponder, General Counsel & VP Regulatory Affairs, Globalstar Inc.
John Dooley, Managing Director, Jarvinian
L. Barbee Ponder - General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Globalstar, Inc.
Mr. Ponder's responsibilities include all legal and regulatory matters of Globalstar, including the proceedings pending before the Federal Communications Commission.
John Dooley - Managing Director for Jarvinian
Jarvinian is a wireless venture fund focused on emerging technological solutions to the problem of RF spectrum scarcity. At Jarvinian, John has created the industry's first investment program aimed exclusively at innovations that increase spectral efficiency. In support of Jarvinian's mission, John has developed new and proprietary techniques for surveying and visualizing the RF spectrum that are now becoming central to the evaluation of new frequency allocations.
Mr. Dooley is also the founder of Nanoton, a producer of advanced filtration products for next-generation mobile broadband networks. In his work at Nanoton, John has led the invention of radical new RF conductive nano composite materials and resonant structures. Reflecting several pioneer patents, John's innovations will permit next-generation wireless networks to maintain quality of service while significantly increasing their effective throughput potential.
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About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's 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 and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.
For more information regarding Globalstar, please visit Globalstar's web site at www.globalstar.com
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Jarvinian is a research and investment organization, which is exclusively focused on technologies that address the wireless spectrum crisis. Founded in response to a call by the Federal Communications Commission for fundamental innovation in spectrum utilization, Jarvinian seeks to meaningfully accelerate the development of mobile capacity enabling technology. Further details on Jarvinian may be found at www.jarvinian.com.
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