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What and Why a Satellite Telephone

A satellite telephonesatellite phone or satphone is a type of mobile phone that connects to other phones or the telephone network by radio through orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial cell sites, as cellphones do. The advantage of a satphone is that its use is not limited to areas covered by cell towers; it can be used in most or all geographic locations on the Earth’s surface.

Satellite phones boldly go where cell phones can’t. They let you make phone calls from almost anywhere because their primary infrastructure is literally out of this world. Satellite phones don’t rely on a terrestrial cell phone network. Instead, they beam their data directly to and from satellites orbiting Earth.

Certification

ICWPA is certified in MSAT-G2 satellite phone systems.

Satellite phones are always installed using UPS or backup generator power and are for emergency use when the current phone system is down due to system failure or loss of power.

The MSAT-G2 Mobile Satellite Radio is a radio transmitter and receiver. When turned on and operating, the MSAT-G2 antenna transmits and receives radio frequencies to and from a satellite orbiting the earth. Installed and used properly the MSAT-G2 Radio complies with the following safety standard: ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992

Satellite Phones