Asia News: Singtel to build and operate Globalstar gateway ground station in Singapore

Asia News:  Singtel to build and operate Globalstar gateway ground station in Singapore

Globalstar and Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) have formed an alliance to expand coverage the distribute satellite products and services in southeast Asia.

In terms of the agreement, SingTel will construct and operate a Globalstar gateway ground station at its Seletar Satellite earth Station facility in Singapore.

The ground station will expand Globalstar's satellite coverage throughout Singapore and Malaysia, as well as parts of Indonesia, Brunei and the surrounding Southeast Asian maritime shipping region.

The agreement is the initial step needed for Globalstar to offer service with SingTel via the Seletar Earth Station. Globalstar will provide the necessary engineering and technical training support required for SingTel to operate the station.

The agreement also paves the way for both companies to deliver track-and-trace solutions for the maritime and logistics industries, using the Globalstar Simplex data network.

SingTel is also in discussion with Globalstar regarding the possibility of constructing a second satellite gateway within the region.


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