We advised Globalstar, a global leading provider of satellite solutions, on setting up a satellite gateway ground station in the territory of the Saarde municipality in West Estonia.

One of a kind in the Baltics

The station, only one for the Baltic Sea region, is one of more than 20 connection points with satellites across the globe, ensuring the functioning of mobile satellite traffic covering all of Europe. It is Globalstar’s second land station in Europe, the first one being located in France. Globalstar invested EUR 3.5 million in the project.

“We found Kilingi-Nõmme when we were looking for a location for our next earth station in Europe, we needed one in the Baltic region,” VP of Globalstar Barbee Ponder told ERR. “We needed a location that would be politically and economically stable. Thanks to good cooperation with the Estonian Investment Agency, we decided to accept the offer to create the earth station in Kilingi-Nõmme.”

Global market leader

Globalstar is a global leading provider of satellite solutions offering customisable satellite connectivity services to businesses and individuals and operating a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. Globalstar’s satellite communications solutions are used, among others, by government and public institutions of various countries in fields such as healthcare and the military. In civilian sector they are used in the maritime domain, construction and agriculture.

Our services and client team

We advised Globalstar throughout the project, starting with researching the location for the ground station, purchasing the suitable land plot and in negotiations with the relevant Estonian regulators as part of applying for a fixed satellite service license.

We continue assisting Globalstar with regulatory matters for setting up the electrical and bandwidth connections required to operate the ground station, as well as with local employment and intellectual property matters. Our team includes partners Mihkel Miidla and Paul Künnap, counsel Pirkko-Liis Harkmaa, senior associates Sandra Mikli and Oliver Kuusk.