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Globalstar

 

Clarity of Voice

QUALCOMM's CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) technology makes Globalstar calls exceptionally secure and clear, often with better voice quality than cellular networks, and greater system capacity.

Almost No Perceptible Voice Delay

Use of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites, moving at an altitude of 1,414 kilometers, means almost no perceptible voice delay, as compared with the noticeable time delay and echo effect of calls utilizing geosynchronous satellites, whose orbits are many times higher.

Reliability

The Globalstar system's software resides on and is monitored from the ground, not from satellites, which means easy and fast system maintenance and upgrades.

Fewer Dropped Calls

Globalstar's smart system design is based on overlapping satellite coverage, so that several satellites can be available from any location to handle a call. This "path diversity" results in a greater likelihood of establishing calls for customers and far less chance of dropping calls than other systems.