Iridium is the driving force behind the well known 9555 and 9505A satellite phones, as well as the new Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone.
Inmarsat Powers BGAN, FleetBroadband, the IsatPhone Pro, and other satellite internet/communication solutions.
Thuraya offers coverage in the Middle East with devices that connect to both the satellite and GSM networks.
Globalstar is in the process of launching a second generation satellite network in order to rebuild network stability.
When looking to buy a satellite phone the networks offer different pros and cons. Some networks have larger coverage areas, while other networks may have lower prices or better internet capabilities. In order to make sure that you are getting the best pick for your communication needs it is important to make sure you know not only which device you want, but about the network it will connect to. The pages above explain the coverage areas and functionality of the most popular satellite networks to help ensure that you get the best match possible in your satellite communication device.