Stratos Named Worlds Top Independent Teleport Operator

--Annual WTA ranking also recognizes Stratos as fifth-largest teleport operator worldwide--

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 was ranked first on WTA's 2009 Independent Top Twenty list, which groups companies based on revenue from all sources, but excludes companies whose core business is ownership and operation of a satellite fleet or terrestrial network.

Stratos also was ranked fifth on WTA's 2009 Global Top Twenty list, which groups companies based on revenues from all customized communications sources and includes operators of teleports, satellite fleets and fiber networks.

Both lists were announced by WTA on Nov. 9. The WTA compiles its rankings by surveying teleport operators around the world on their facilities, services and business results.

"Maintaining our position as the world's top independent teleport operator is indicative of the overall success we earned in 2009," said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. "This year, we enhanced our overall market position by establishing strong new relationships with some of the world's leading maritime, energy, mining, government and military organizations."

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, WTA ( has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations. Companies that do business with teleports also find that WTA is the best investment they can make to open new channels to the industry.

About Stratos
Stratos is the world's trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and across the world's oceans. Stratos is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. For more information, visit

For additional information :
Carla Riggs
Director, Corporate Communications
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