Space phones…

Space phones…
Richard Wilson ICO Global Communications, the satellite phone operator division of Inmarsat, has placed orders for its first dual-mode handsets with Mitsubishi Electric and NEC of Japan. The initial order of 270,000 handsets is due for delivery by August 2000 when ICO will launch its first full commercial satellite-based mobile phone service. By 2001 the firm expects to have ordered 2m handsets. The dual-mode phones, which operate with ICO’s satellites and regional GSM networks, are expected to be similar in size and appearance to existing GSM handsets. A third handset supplier has yet to be announced.


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