In most areas of the world, gplink requires approval to operate. The rules of operation are based on the governmental regulations in the country from which the ship’s flag flies. Two of the largest countries with significant restrictions are China, which prohibits the sale of satellite service (the government is building their own system) and India, which does not license or permit the sale of Iridium satellite. This does not mean that gplink cannot be sold in these countries, it means they rely on the GSM portion of the service.
More importantly, we want our customers to know that they need not worry no matter how far from home you roam. Even in countries where the sale of satellite service is banned, your system still operates just as it would in your back yard.