iPhone 14 emergency SOS via satellite

Apple is taking most of Globalstar’s network for its new satellite feature

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Globalstar’s partnership with Apple means that the company is just an arm of the giant now.

In a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission spotted by AppleInsider, Globalstar has revealed the details of its partnership with Apple for its new Emergency SOS by Satellite feature. According to the filing, Apple is now taking 85% of the company’s network to support the feature. The full details are laid out in the filing below:

  • Allocate 85% of its current and future network capacity to support the Services
  • Provide and maintain all resources, including personnel, software, satellite, gateways, satellite spectrum, and regulatory rights necessary to provide the Services (the “Required Resources”)
  • Prioritize the Services and provide Partner with priority access to the Required Resources, including the Company’s licensed satellite spectrum
  • Maintain minimum quality and coverage standards and provide continuity of service
  • Allow Partner to recoup advance payments made to Globalstar from future service fees or, to the extent recoupment is not possible, to repay such amounts in cash

The iPhone 14 now features satellite connectivity

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