Jarvinian Innovation Helps Globalstar Turn Satellite Spectrum into an Abundant New Source of Mobile Broadband Capacity


Cambridge, Massachusetts - November 30, 2012

On Tuesday, November 13th, Globalstar (symbol: GSAT) petitioned the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) to permit flexible terrestrial use of the
company's Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) spectrum.  Called AWS-5, this
proposed terrestrial service will significantly increase mobile broadband
capacity in the United States and accelerate availability of critical
spectrum resources in support of the FCC's ambitious National Broadband

A cornerstone of AWS-5 is a groundbreaking utilization of wireless spectrum
called "TLPS" or Terrestrial Low Power Service.  TLPS is a licensed 802.11
based 2.4 GHz service, which is readily compatible with existing 802.11
compliant Wi-Fi devices.  TLPS will permit wireless carriers to deploy
extremely dense and spectrally efficient mobile broadband access that takes
advantage of an inexpensive and readily available device ecosystem.  Through
TLPS, consumers will have a brand new and ultra high performance 802.11
band.  However, unlike traditional Wi-Fi, TLPS will be carefully managed to
control interference and retain its extremely high data speed and long-range

Today, 802.11 based connectivity represents a bulk of data utilization by
carrier devices like smart phones and tablets.  This "Wi-Fi offload" acts as
a critical support to conventional wireless network spectrum and
infrastructure, which would otherwise be overwhelmed by mobile data demand.
TLPS will add 22 MHz to the approximately 72 MHz of 2.4 GHz spectrum
currently available to 802.11 Wi-Fi devices.  This 22 MHz will be part of a
managed service offering that enhances the utility of 802.11 data offload
and magnifies its effective mobile broadband capacity impact many times.

TLPS is the brainchild of Jarvinian, which has been responsible for the
extensive engineering work behind this innovative new service.  "In response
to the wireless spectrum crisis, the FCC has issued a call to arms, which we
take very seriously," said Jarvinian Managing Director John Dooley.
"Spectrum holders must think creatively about how to make the best use of
their precious frequency resources.  Through the creation of TLPS and its
enabling technologies, we have helped Globalstar take advantage of a unique
opportunity to meaningfully impact the looming mobile broadband capacity
deficit in the United States.  This service eliminates the usual barriers of
device ecosystem development by enabling operation through existing Wi-Fi
capable chipsets, and this means that it will reach consumers much faster
and over a much broader basis than anything that has been previously
contemplated for MSS spectrum"

"Globalstar has invested over $1 billion in the deployment of its second
generation satellite constellation and over $5 billion since the company's
inception," said Globalstar Chairman and CEO Jay Monroe.  "As Globalstar now
considers parallel terrestrial use of its MSS spectrum, TLPS represents an
extremely cost-effective means by which we can help wireless networks
rapidly expand their broadband data capacity and quality of service.  We
believe that TLPS will become a poster child for creative and efficient use
of increasingly scarce spectrum."

A copy of Globalstar's Petition for Rulemaking may be found at:

About Jarvinian

Jarvinian is a research and investment organization, which is exclusively
focused on technologies that address the wireless spectrum crisis.  Founded
in response to a call by the Federal Communications Commission for
fundamental innovation in spectrum utilization, Jarvinian seeks to
meaningfully accelerate the development of mobile capacity enabling
technology.  Further details on Jarvinian may be found at www.jarvinian.com.