Globalstar, a worldwide mobile satellite telephone service
, has expanded its marketing reach to the maritime industry by appointing Globe Wireless as a franchise service provider. Globe Wireless, Inc. owns and operates a worldwide wireless network used to move messages and data to and from ships around the world.
Under the new franchise agreement, Globe Wireless will now also offer Globalstar voice and data services to the commercial maritime market through its 141 sales, service and support facilities located in 44 countries. Also, Globe Wireless customers who subscribe to Globalstar service will be able to make and receive telephone calls from all maritime areas covered by the Globalstar gateway network.
Globe Wireless will, in effect, serve as another Globalstar service provider, providing customer support and invoicing customers directly.