Established in 1991, Globalstar is one of the world's largest providers of mobile satellite voice and data services. The company serves more than 325,000 subscribers in over 120 countries. Its product line includes portable handsets, fixed phones and encryption devices. Globalstar also offers a range of aviation and marine products, such as helicopter kits and data communications systems. The company provides Internet and private data network connectivity and call forwarding services. It serves the oil and gas, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utility, transportation and construction industries, as well as the government sectors. Globalstar operates a subsidiary, SPOT, which utilizes a communications technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations throughout the world.