Anatel gives green light to Globalstar for gateway purchase

25 Feb 2008

Brazil’s telecoms regulatory authority Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes (Anatel) has given mobile satellite voice and data services provider Globalstar the green light to acquire a Globalstar independent gateway operator in Brazil from a group comprising Loral Space & Communications and other affiliated companies. The deal will enable Globalstar to push ahead with plans to expand coverage of its Simplex data products in South America as well as put in place provisions to open negotiations with local partners for ancillary terrestrial support services. Upon completion of the purchase, Globalstar will start managing the Brazilian satellite operation plus three satellite earth stations located in the country.