Globalstar and IPmotion Launch Mobile Satellite Service in Japan

Globalstar, Inc. and IPmotion Inc. announced the formation of Globalstar Japan Inc. and the launch of commercial mobile satellite service at a press event in Tokyo. Globalstar Japan will offer a suite of mobile satellite products and services with voice, data, asset monitoring, tracking and emergency S.O.S. capabilities for the consumer, enterprise and government markets. Globalstar Japan will showcase these products and services at CEATEC Japan 2017, October 3-6 (booth # S051-02 in US Pavilion).

Jay Monroe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar commented, “With the launch of Globalstar service in Japan, we will offer our unique suite of products and services to one of the largest markets in the world and continue our growth into new international markets.”  He added, “We are looking forward to working with the team at IPmotion to bring our lifesaving technology to Japan where we will provide affordable and reliable voice and data communications as critical redundant services or as an extension to current cellular systems.”

Globalstar is a leader in the satellite telecommunications industry servicing over 700,000 subscribers around the world and has produced a number of award winning products. Its SPOT family of devices is responsible for initiating over 5,300 rescues worldwide and continues to provide peace of mind to customers in over 120 countries.

Katsuaki Nishiura, CEO, Representative Director of IPmotion, commented, “Globalstar Japan will be the fourth mobile satellite service provider in Japan, and I am delighted to contribute to people’s peace of mind and safety by offering the Globalstar suite of products.  In Japan, where natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons frequently occur, Globalstar phones and their award-winning S.O.S enabled satellite personal tracking devices will be uniquely valuable.” He added, “We are looking forward to being the exclusive provider of these much needed satellite devices and services. They will provide critical solutions for personal tracking and safety, IoT, and mobile satellite phones for both consumers and local companies with a global reach.”

Globalstar Japan expects to receive type certification to sell its products in Japan in the coming weeks for the following products: Globalstar Satellite Phone 1700, Globalstar 2900, Globalstar SatFi, SmartOne B, SmartOne C, and SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Trace.