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Stratos is Appointed Distribution Partner for New Inmarsat Global Satellite Phone Services

--New-generation Inmarsat offering will come fully integrated with Stratos value-added services to ensure cost efficiency and optimal performance--

Bethesda, Maryland (November 3, 2009) - 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).

The new-generation Inmarsat GSPS will be available in 2010 in mobile, fixed-land and fixed-maritime packages. Planned for launch at the end of the second quarter of 2010, the IsatPhone Pro global handheld will be the first Inmarsat GSPS terminal to become commercially available.

Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos will offer a powerful alternative to the handheld, fixed and maritime phone solutions currently available in the marketplace. The new services will offer high-quality voice and 2.4 kbps circuit-switched fax and data connectivity via small, affordable equipment. Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos will be available via attractive postpaid and prepaid offerings to suit the needs of a wide range of users.

In 2010, Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos will be available in all global regions, where Stratos is already a leading communications provider to both land-mobile and maritime customers. Service in all global regions is made possible by Inmarsat's latest-generation I-4 satellite.

Stratos is one of the world's largest providers of mobile phone services from both Inmarsat and Iridium, with years of experience serving the maritime, enterprise, aeronautical, energy, government and military markets.

Customers using Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos will benefit from The Stratos Advantage, a wide range of value-added services that ensure optimal communications performance and cost efficiency. The foundation of The Stratos Advantage is Stratos Dashboard, which will enable customers to manage their usage of Inmarsat GSPS by providing real-time information on voice and data traffic used, with associated costs.

Stratos Dashboard will further enhance the user experience of these new phone services by providing fast provisioning, as well as rebilling and reporting options to minimize unexpected invoices and potential financial risk. Stratos Dashboard will support both postpaid and prepaid rate-plan options.

Stratos Dashboard is used by all Stratos partners and many customers who deploy BGAN from Stratos, FleetBroadband from Stratos, SwiftBroadband from Stratos, the current generation of Inmarsat Satellite Phone Services (SPS) from Stratos and Iridium mobile satellite offerings worldwide. Stratos Dashboard is also expected to be widely used worldwide by customers who will be deploying Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos.

"The availability of Inmarsat GSPS will enable us to meet and exceed the demanding mobile voice requirements of thousands of existing and new customers," said Stratos President & CEO Jim Parm. He added, "These users will find the new phone equipment is reliable, affordable and easy to use - with even greater performance than existing services. Users will also derive many important benefits from The Stratos Advantage to ensure cost control, financial savings and optimal security."

Inmarsat Chief Operating Officer Perry Melton said, "Stratos is a highly valued Distribution Partner with experience delivering a full range of Inmarsat services. We are delighted they are adding the IsatPhone Pro and GSPS to their portfolio, and we look forward to their world-class support in the roll-out of these exciting new global services."

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. For more information visit www.stratosglobal.com.

For additional information :
Carla Riggs
Director, Corporate Communications
+1 709 748 4857
carla.riggs@stratosglobal.com