- TerreStar Global Ltd. applauds the
European Commission approval of a proposal to select and authorize
mobile satellite services at the pan-European level. The Commission
decision advances the first-ever European wide licensing process for
advanced communications services, such as high speed data, two-way
voice, and innovative broadband and emergency communications
applications throughout Europe.
If adopted by Parliament and Council, today's proposed new
mechanism will ensure that there is one, not 27 markets in Europe for
mobile satellite services. Stakeholders and Member States have
strongly supported this proposal for EU-wide coordination because
satellite communications reach across borders and significant
economies of scale will result from consistent national
authorisations throughout Europe.
"The new way the Commission proposes today to select mobile
satellite services will give Europe's industry the necessary
confidence to invest in new EU-wide services for citizens. It will
also help bridge the digital divide by improving coverage in the EU's
remote areas" said Viviane Reding, the EU's Telecoms Commissioner.
"Commissioner Reding and her colleagues have adopted a very
important decision that will enable Europe to assert global
leadership with the next generation of mobile satellite services,"
said Robert Brumley, CEO of TerreStar Global. "Ms. Reding has
demonstrated tremendous leadership to advance this proposal and I
agree with her wholeheartedly that this proposal will 'help bridge
the digital divide by improving coverage in the EU's remote areas' as
well as advance 'public protection and disaster relief."
About TerreStar Global Ltd.
TerreStar Global Ltd. plans to build, own and operate the first
next-generation mobile satellite integrated with terrestrial
communications networks that will provide universal access and
tailored applications throughout Europe over conventional wireless
devices. TerreStar expects to offer customer-designed products and
applications over a fully optimized 4G IP network.
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