SPOT Expands Satellite Messenger Coverage in Africa
New Operating Gateway Provides Users of SPOT Satellite Messenger Products with Coverage in Nigeria, West and Central Africa and Surrounding Maritime Region
MILPITAS, CA (November 30, 2009) – Spot LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) and a leader in personal satellite messaging and emergency communications today announced it has expanded coverage in Africa for the SPOT Satellite Messenger products. The expansion is a result of an appliqué installation in the new satellite ground station in Kaduna, Nigeria.
SPOT customers will now benefit from reliable satellite coverage in Nigeria, the surrounding portions of Western and Central Africa and parts of coastal Atlantic and Gulf of Guinea maritime region. Distribution of the SPOT Satellite Messenger Products is expected to begin in Africa early next year.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to international service reliability for our customers who travel or do business throughout Central Africa and offshore in this region,” said Jake Rembert, Vice President of Sales for Spot LLC. “Expanding the geographic coverage area for the SPOT family of products and services provides our customers a cost efficient, secure and reliable way of staying connected in more places around the world where their lives take them.”
SPOT provides location-based satellite messaging and tracking products and services for outdoor enthusiasts and remote business applications independent of cellular coverage. SPOT works nearly around the world including all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Africa, Northeastern and Southeast Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles off-shore of these areas. To view the SPOT global coverage map, please visit www.findmespot.com
SPOT has been a leader in personal satellite messaging and emergency communications around the world since November 2007. The SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker has helped initiate over 450 rescues in more than 50 countries on land and at sea. SPOT products are now available at more than 10,000 points of distribution world-wide.