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RCR TOP 20 MOBILE SATELLITE CARRIERS

Editor’s Note: The RCR research and editorial departments have compiled this list of mobile satellite carriers based on survey responses and interviews with industry contacts. The chart is arranged alphabetically because most of the companies are not yet offering service.

Inmarsat-P has been spun off as a separate company from the International Mobile Satellite Organization although Inmarsat retains a 15 percent interest in the affiliate company.

American Mobile Satellite Corp. launched its geostationary satellite this past April and said it plans to introduce four mobile voice and data services this fall.

The Federal Communications Commission approved licenses for Iridium Inc., TRW Odyssey and Globalstar L.P. to construct and launch low-earth-orbiting systems. LEO satellite applications filed by Constellation Communications Inc. and Mobile Communications Holdings Inc. have not yet met FCC financial qualifications but have until next January to shore up financing (RCR, Feb. 13, 1995, p.4).

The RCR Top 20 Mobile Satellite Carriers is the property of RCR Publications Inc. and should not be construed as an endorsement for the companies listed. Information concerning company ranking cannot be reprinted without written permission from this company.

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