ORBCOMM, INC. (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a leading global satellite data communications company focused exclusively on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. ORBCOMM provides low cost, reliable, two-way data communications services around the world through a global network of 29 low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure. Today, more than 350,000 Satellite communicators utilizing the ORBCOMM Satellite System are installed on trucks, trailers, railcars, containers, heavy equipment, fluid tanks, utility meters, pipelines, marine vessels, oil wells and other assets. Together with Quake Global, ORBCOMM has emerged as a leading communications provider to the world’s largest commercial OEMs and after market resellers.
Iridium Communications Inc. is the only mobile satellite service (MSS) company offering coverage over the entire globe. The Iridium constellation of low-earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites provides critical voice and data services for areas not served by terrestrial communication networks. Iridium serves commercial markets through a worldwide network of distributors, and provides services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other U.S. and international government agencies. The Company’s customers represent a broad spectrum of industry, including maritime, aeronautical, government/defense, public safety, utilities, oil/gas, mining, forestry, heavy equipment and transportation. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., U.S.A.
Globalstar is a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation for satellite phone and low-speed data communications which includes both duplex and simplex services. Globalstar satellites are simple bent pipe repeaters. A network of ground gateway stations provides connectivity from the 48 satellites to the public switched telephone network. Because there is no inter-satellite linking, a satellite must have a gateway station in view to provide service to any users it may see. Currently Globalstar service is offered in 120 countries worldwide.
T-Mobile USA, Inc., the wireless subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) is a leading global provider for mobile communications services across the US. T-Mobile offers the best wireless plans with big buckets of minutes that customers can use anytime during the day, nights, and weekends.
Telenor Connexion is a leading global provider of embedded connectivity for business and life critical applications. Companies in industries as diverse as automotive, security, utilities and fleet management are implementing embedded connectivity solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and expand customer services. With more than 10 years of experience, Telenor Connexion is a reliable partner, understanding and dedicated our customers’ business. According to leading industry analyst Berg Insight, Telenor is “the most advanced mobile operator in the area of M2M” and “the dominant provider of wireless M2M connectivity”.