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Economist.com

economist_logo.pngAs seen in the economist.com on May 15, 2009:

Satellite phones go where mobiles fear to tread - Imagine the possibilities when such a hand-held gizmo (SPOT) can beam video as well as voice, GPS location and instant messaging.

Check out this article from the authority in scholarly business news, the Economist, on SPOT, the critical need for satellite communications away from cell coverage and the future of the industry. Click here to read.

 

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