2009

US Coast Guard Selects Stratos Government Services To Deploy FleetBroadband On Up To 50 Vessels - December 7, 2009 - Washington, DC - Washington, DC (December 7, 2009) - Stratos Government Services Inc. (SGSI), a global integrator of commercial satellite solutions for the U.S. Dept. of Defense, federal and state government agencies, today announced it has been selected by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to deploy Inmarsat's FleetBroadband mobile broadband satellite service on up to 50 USCG vessels. SGSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratos Global Corp., the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions.

Stratos Wins Critical WiMAX Radio Licenses in Gulf of Mexico - December 2, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corp., the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been selected as the winning bidder for two of the three geographic zones for 2.5 GHz broadband radio service (BRS) in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The Federal Communications Commission's Auction 86 concluded October 30. The two zones awarded to Stratos cover approximately 90 percent of the structures and platforms in the three auctioned areas.

Latest Version of Stratos Dashboard Provides Even Greater Control of Mobile Broadband Costs - December 1, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced the commercial availability of the latest version of its Stratos Dashboard application. The new version includes features that enable optimal control of mobile broadband costs.

Zakher Marine Upgrades Vessels to FleetBroadband 150 and AmosConnect from Stratos - November 30, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Bethesda, Maryland (November 30, 2009) - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is upgrading Zakher Marine International Inc. (ZMI) vessels to Inmarsat's FleetBroadband 150 (FB150) mobile broadband satellite service.

FleetBroadband from Stratos Supports First European Contract for Electronic Fishing Logbooks - November 19, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is part of a team that has won the first European contract to migrate fishing vessels from a paper logbook system to electronic recording and reporting.

Renowned Crab Fishing Captain Sig Hansen Featured in Popular TV Series Selects FleetBroadband - November 19, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has successfully deployed the Inmarsat FleetBroadband 500 broadband satellite service for Sig Hansen, the renowned Seattle-based captain of the crab fishing vessel Northwestern. In recent years, Capt. Hansen has been prominently featured in a popular documentary television series for which he also serves as technical production advisor. The Emmy-nominated series captures the dangers, adventures and disasters of a fleet of crab-fishing boats on the icy Bering Sea.

Stratos Named Worlds Top Independent Teleport Operator - November 17, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Bethesda, Maryland (November 17, 2009) - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been ranked by the World Teleport Association (WTA) as the world's largest independent teleport operator for 2009. This is the third consecutive year that Stratos has achieved the top honor.

Stratos Expands its MobileLink Fixed-to-Mobile Calling Services - November 16, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today expanded its line of Stratos MobileLink fixed-to-mobile calling services. Each of the three Stratos MobileLink services help customers avoid high tariffs charged by local telephone companies. The services enable fast, affordable connectivity from fixed locations to Inmarsat and Iridium mobile satellite terminals.

MPC Steamship Deploys FleetBroadband from Stratos - November 11, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has successfully deployed the Inmarsat FleetBroadband mobile broadband satellite service for MPC Steamship, a fast-growing commercial shipping company managing 17 container vessels and bulk carriers.

Stratos Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results - November 8, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the world's trusted leader in delivering vital voice, data and IP communication services today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Stratos is Appointed Distribution Partner for New Inmarsat Global Satellite Phone Services - November 3, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been appointed as an Inmarsat Distribution Partner for Inmarsat's new Global Satellite Phone Services (GSPS).

Stratos Provides Government of Canada GoC with First Ever BGAN Lease Service - October 28, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it will provide the Government of Canada (GoC) with a dedicated channel (also known as a lease) on Inmarsat's BGAN mobile broadband satellite service. The agreement represents the industry's first ever provision of BGAN Lease Service.

Stratos and Blue Ocean Wireless Join Forces to Offer GSM Service Via FleetBroadband Terminals - September 22, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has reached a cooperative distribution agreement with Blue Ocean Wireless (BOW) that will enable ship managers to conveniently deploy GSM service via FleetBroadband terminals.

Stratos Introduces Online Management for Iridium Prepaid Phone Services - September 21, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that its Iridium phone service customers now can conveniently manage their prepaid services via the online Stratos Dashboard application.

Stolt Tankers Selects Stratos for Fleetwide Satellite Communications Network - August 6, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been selected by Stolt Tankers B.V. (Stolt) to provide a fleetwide, high-speed satellite-based communications network. Stolt Tankers is a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A., one of the world's leading providers of integrated maritime transportation services.

Stratos Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results - August 5, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the world's trusted leader in delivering vital voice, data and IP communication services today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

FleetBroadband from Stratos Enables Broadcast Coverage of Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge - August 4, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has deployed an Inmarsat FleetBroadband mobile satellite system onboard the tall ship Bark Europa to broadcast coverage of the final leg of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge between Halifax and Belfast. The system is being used by BBC Northern Ireland.

New Version of Stratos Dashboard Provides Improved User Interface for Easier Control - July 23, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today introduced a new version of its Stratos Dashboard application that features an improved graphical interface to increase ease-of use.

New Stratos Programs Attract First Time Buyers of Mobile Broadband Services - July 21, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today unveiled two new pricing programs designed to make it easy for first-time buyers to experience the benefits of the industry's most popular mobile broadband services. The plans enable new customers to deploy Inmarsat BGAN and FleetBroadband services by bundling equipment and airtime with no capital investment, or take advantage of new starter plans with lower usage allowances.

Iridium and Stratos Provide Satellite Communications for Around the Americas Sailing Expedition - July 6, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) and Stratos Global Corp. (Stratos) have teamed to provide satellite communication equipment and services for the "Around the Americas" sailing expedition, which got underway from Seattle on May 31, 2009. Stratos installed an Iridium OpenPort�??�?�® high-bandwidth marine satcom system on the expedition's 64-foot steel-hull sailboat, Ocean Watch. The system is providing voice and high-speed data connections throughout the 13-month, 25,000-mile circumnavigation of the North and South American continents.

Stratos and Modern Security Solutions to Jointly Market AFIANT Satellite Network Video - June 29, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with Modern Security Solutions Ltd. to market the AFIANT Satellite Network Video Management System.

Stratos Provides MISC Berhad with Customized Crew Communications Solution - June 1, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been selected by its long-time customer MISC Berhad to provide a customized crew-communications solution for its entire fleet of more than 100 merchant vessels.

Al Jazeera English Deploys New BGAN X Stream from Stratos for Live to Air TV News - May 14, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that Al Jazeera English is the first media organization to deploy the new Inmarsat BGAN X-Stream mobile broadband satellite service.

Stratos Announces First-Quarter 2009 Results - May 7, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the world's trusted leader in delivering vital voice, data and IP communication services today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.

Stratos and SeaMobile Join Forces to Market SeaMobiles ClipWay Real Time Video - April 20, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with SeaMobile Europe to jointly market SeaMobile's ClipWay real-time video transmission application.

Acquisition of Stratos by Inmarsat - April 15, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced its acquisition by Inmarsat Finance III Limited ("Inmarsat Finance III"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc.

Media Deployment of BGAN from Stratos is Featured at NAB - April 6, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it will use the upcoming NAB Show to feature recent deployments of BGAN from Stratos by leading media organizations. Stratos experts will provide BGAN demonstrations and explain recent media deployments April 20-23 in Las Vegas at NAB booth OE411.

Stratos Executes New Distribution Contracts With Inmarsat - March 30, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has executed new distribution contracts with Inmarsat, thus further expanding its commitment to providing vital communications services to its customers. The agreements take effect on April 15, when the existing agreements expire, ensuring continuity of service for all of Stratos' Inmarsat customers.

Commercial Fishing Company Albacora Deploys FleetBroadband from Stratos - March 23, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has successfully completed an Inmarsat FleetBroadband field trial with Spain's Albacora Group.

Stratos to Distribute New ViaSat Ruggedized BGAN Terminals - March 19, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to become a global distributor of two new ViaSat ruggedized BGAN terminals. Stratos will distribute the terminals via its direct sales force and its global network of channel partners.

Stratos is First Inmarsat Distribution Partner to Reach 1000 FleetBroadband Activations - February 25, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has reached a milestone of 1,000 FleetBroadband activations. Stratos is the first Inmarsat Distribution Partner to reach this notable FleetBroadband sales milestone.

Stratos Announces 2008 Year-End Results - February 24, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the world's trusted leader in delivering vital voice, data and IP communication services today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2008.

Stratos Expands Asia Pacific Customer Support with New Hong Kong Service Center - February 23, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has expanded its Asia-Pacific customer-support infrastructure with the opening of its new Hong Kong Customer Support Center. The center offers dedicated, local-language support to customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

JSAT MOBILE is Granted License to Offer BGAN and FleetBroadband Services in Japan - February 18, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation (Stratos) today announced that JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc. (JSAT MOBILE) has been granted a radio license by the Kanto Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The license authorizes JSAT MOBILE to offer Inmarsat BGAN and FleetBroadband mobile satellite communications services in Japan and on Japanese-registered vessels.

Stratos Introduces StratosNet Accelerator to Help Customers Reduce Airtime Costs - February 17, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced the commercial availability of StratosNet Accelerator, a free Internet-optimization application that helps customers reduce airtime costs required to operate BGAN, FleetBroadband and SwiftBroadband mobile satellite services.

Stratos Successfully Deploys FleetBroadband for Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement - February 2, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has successfully completed an Inmarsat FleetBroadband field trial with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. Bernhard Schulte Group owns 90 vessels and manages 650 vessels worldwide.

FCC Approves Transfer Application - January 19, 2009 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation ("Stratos") today announced that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued its order approving the transfer of Stratos' FCC licenses from an irrevocable trust, in which CIP Canada Investment, Inc. ("CIP Canada") deposited Stratos' shares, to Inmarsat, plc. Under the terms of the transaction, which closed on December 11, 2007, Inmarsat Finance III Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat, plc, has a call option over 100 percent of CIP Canada beginning on April 15, 2009 and expiring in December 2010. The exercise of the Inmarsat call option remains subject to certain other governmental approvals, which the parties expect to obtain in advance of the April 15, 2009 exercise date.