LONDON, November 3 /PRNewswire/ --
TerreStar Europe Limited, a European mobile communications provider and an indirect, majority-owned subsidiary of TerreStar Corporation (Nasdaq: TSTR), today announced that Richard Vos has been named a Director. With over thirty years experience in the telecommunications and satellite industries, Vos brings tremendous experience and leadership to the TerreStar Europe team.
Vos was formerly Chairman of Inmarsat Ventures PLC, which he led from privatisation in 1999 to a private equity buyout in 2003. He also previously headed Satellite Investments for British Telecommunications plc; he was also Governor for the UK and Ireland on the Board of INTELSAT and served as Chairman of the Board 1998-99.
Vos' expertise will help guide TerreStar Europe through the application submission process at the European Commission for a Pan-European 2GHz MSS S-band spectrum authorization. The Company plans to create a pan-European integrated satellite and complementary ground component network that is designed to provide wireless voice, data and mobile video applications and services to urban, rural and remote regions of Europe on a wholesale basis. The TerreStar satellite-terrestrial wireless broadband network is designed to allow customers to operate using a conventionally-sized mobile device that will be capable of communicating over both traditional land-based wireless networks and the satellite network.
Vos is a non-executive Chairman of SatCom Group Holdings plc (SGH.L) and a non-executive Director of Avanti Communications Group plc (AVN.L), Avanti Screenmedia Group plc (ASG.L) and of NSSC Operations Ltd. Vos is a former Chairman of Inmedia Communications Ltd., a former non-executive Director of a number of UK companies and of the Luxembourg-based European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA); and is currently Chairman of the UK Government's Space Telecommunications and Navigation Advisory Board and a member of their European Affairs Advisory Board and Space Advisory Council.
Further, Vos was General Manager BT France from 1989-1991; European Manager, International Carrier Services from 1991-1995; and Head of Satellite Investments for BT plc from 1995-2000. Mr. Vos is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Of British nationality, Mr. Vos earned a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages from London University and a diploma in Management Studies from Kingston Polytechnic. He speaks English, French, German, and Spanish.
About TerreStar Europe Limited
TerreStar Europe Limited, an indirect, majority-owned subsidiary of TerreStar Corporation (NASDAQ: TSTR), plans to develop the first next-generation mobile satellite services integrated with terrestrial communications networks that will provide universal access and tailored applications throughout Europe over conventionally-sized wireless devices. TerreStar Europe plans to accelerate service availability across Europe by leveraging expertise and technology from its North American affiliate TerreStar Networks Inc.
About TerreStar Corporation
TerreStar Corporation is the controlling shareholder of TerreStar Networks Inc. and TerreStar Global Ltd. For additional information on TerreStar Corporation, please visit the company's website at www.terrestarcorp.com
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