Gartner Research

What You Need to Know About Satellite Phones

Published: 02 November 2005

ID: G00132310

Analyst(s): Patti A. Reali


Satellite phones can provide a communications lifeline where there's no access to terrestrial telecom networks. Gartner gives organizations essential information about two top providers: Iridium Satellite and Globalstar.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Introduction
  • Summary
  • Target Markets
  • In-Orbit Satellite Network Comparison
  • Globalstar
    • Network of Terrestrial Gateways
  • Iridium
  • Coverage
    • How it Works
  • Satellite Phone Equipment
  • Next-Generation Handsets
  • Fixed Solutions
  • Service Pricing
  • Near-Term Service Expansion
  • Iridium Push-to-Talk
  • Globalstar Ancillary Terrestrial Component
  • Distribution Channels and Service Partners
  • Next-Generation Mobile Satellite Network Infrastructure

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