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 SATELLITE LLC is a provider of global satellite voice and data communications solutions with complete coverage of the entire Earth including oceans, airways and even Polar Regions. Iridium delivers reliable, secure, real-time, mission-critical communications services to and from areas where landlines and terrestrial-based wireless services are either unavailable or unreliable. Iridium’s constellation consists of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO), cross-linked satellites operating as a fully meshed network and supported by multiple in-orbit spares. It is the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world. The Iridium service is ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities.
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”.