2010

Stratos Deploys FleetBroadband on Vega-Reederei Ships - November 29, 2010 - Bethesda, MD - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is deploying the Inmarsat FleetBroadband satellite communications service on up to 16 commercial vessels for Vega-Reederei GmbH & Co. KG (Vega).

Stratos Named World's Top Independent Teleport Operator for Fourth Consecutive Year - November 18, 2010 - Bethesda, MD - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is ranked by the World Teleport Association (WTA) as the world’s largest independent teleport operator for 2010. This is the fourth consecutive year that Stratos has achieved the top ranking.

Stratos and Alcatel-Lucent Team to Enhance Communications For Oil and Gas Workers in the Gulf of Mexico - November 9, 2010 - Houston, Texas and Paris, France - Tapping into a major opportunity to expand and enhance offshore communications for the oil and gas industry, Stratos Global and Alcatel-Lucent are working together to boost IP connectivity between oil rigs, platforms and offshore vessels in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Bringing IP/MPLS to the Stratos backbone network will be the first deployment of its kind in the GoM.

New BGAN Money Bundles From Stratos Offer All BGAN Services for One Predictable Fee - October 21, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Bethesda, Maryland (October 21, 2010) – Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its new BGAN Money Bundle packages that enable customers to utilize all Inmarsat BGAN services for one predictable subscription fee.

World's Top Broadcasters Use BGAN from Stratos to Cover Chilean Mine Rescue - October 14, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Bethesda, Maryland (October 14, 2010) – Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is providing the world’s largest media organizations with Inmarsat BGAN mobile broadband satellite service to broadcast ongoing coverage of the Chilean Mine Rescue.

Stratos Completes Fleetwide Deployment of FleetBroadband for Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corp. - September 9, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has successfully deployed the Inmarsat FleetBroadband satellite communications service on an entire fleet of 70 container vessels for its long-time customer Evergreen Marine Corp. Ltd. Based in Taiwan, Evergreen is one of the world’s largest international shipping companies. Stratos currently is managing deployment of FleetBroadband on an additional 28 vessels operated by Evergreen subsidiaries.

Stratos and Zedi Deploy World’s First BGAN-Based SCADA Network - September 8, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has joined forces with its new Channel Partner Zedi Inc. to deploy the world’s first large-scale SCADA network based on Inmarsat’s BGAN mobile broadband satellite service.

Stratos is First Inmarsat Distribution Partner to Reach 5500 FleetBroadband Activations - September 7, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has reached a milestone of 5,500 FleetBroadband activations. Stratos is the first Inmarsat Distribution Partner to reach this FleetBroadband sales milestone.

Historic Mt. Everest Expedition Enjoys Reliable Internet Access with Stratos ChatCard Data and BGAN - September 2, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that the Eddie Bauer First Ascent expedition team successfully deployed Inmarsat’s BGAN mobile broadband satellite communications service on its historic Mount Everest expedition in May. With an elevation of more than 29,000 feet, Everest is the world’s tallest mountain.

Stratos Deploys New StratosMAX II Broadband Service in Gulf of Mexico - September 1, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has begun deployment of its new StratosMAX II broadband service across the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) region.

Stratos Reaches New Milestone with its AmosConnect Maritime Email Service: 250 Million Messages Sent - July 21, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has reached a milestone of 250 million messages sent via its AmosConnect maritime satellite communications service.

Cameroon's Equinoxe TV Uses BGAN from Stratos to Broadcast World Cup Coverage - July 13, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that Cameroon’s Equinoxe Télévision successfully deployed Inmarsat’s BGAN X-Stream mobile satellite service to broadcast news and match results of the Cameroon national team from the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Equinoxe is one of only two private television stations in Cameroon, a country in western Africa with a population of more than 19 million.

Stratos Manages World's First Activation of Inmarsat’s IsatPhone Pro - July 1, 2010 - Bethesday, MD - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has managed its first activation of the IsatPhone Pro, Inmarsat’s new handheld satellite phone. Stratos today began fulfilling more than 2,000 advance orders worldwide for the IsatPhone Pro, which is the first product in the Inmarsat Global Satellite Phone Services (GSPS) family.

Crewmembers Access World Cup Updates with New AmosConnect Crew Solution from Stratos - June 29, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today reminded ship managers that its new AmosConnect Crew CommCenter satellite communications software offers a free global news service enabling crewmembers to access 2010 FIFA World Cup updates.

Stratos Provides Singapore's SE Ship Management with Broadband Crew Communications Solution - June 7, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Bethesda, Maryland (June 7, 2010) – Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has successfully deployed an integrated, broadband crew communications solution for SE Ship Management Pte. Ltd. (SESM), one of Singapore’s leading ship operators and managers. SESM is a subsidiary of SE Shipping Lines Pte. Ltd. (SESL).

Thailand's Great Circle Shipping Deploys FleetBroadband from Stratos - June 3, 2010 - 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 on 18 commercial vessels managed by Thailand’s Great Circle Shipping Agency Ltd.

Stratos to Distribute SkyWave Products for Global SCADA Market - June 2, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is now a distributor of SkyWave Mobile Communications products and services for the worldwide SCADA market.

Next Generation of AmosConnect from Stratos Enhances Broadband Connectivity for Vessels at Sea - June 1, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced the commercial availability of AmosConnect 8, the latest generation of its popular AmosConnect solution.

Stratos Adds Onboard Internet Café Features to its AmosConnect Crew Communications Solution - June 1, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced the commercial availability of AmosConnect Crew CommCenter, the latest version of its popular AmosConnect Crew satellite communications solution.

Stratos Announces Repayment of all Outstanding Long-term Indebtedness - May 3, 2010 - BETHESDA, MARYLAND - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that it has initiated full prepayment of its senior secured Term B debt together with the related cancellation of its senior secured operating facility and Term B facility and has also issued an irrevocable notice of redemption to the trustee for all holders of its 9 7/8% senior unsecured notes due 2013. In accordance with the terms of the note indenture, upon the expiry of the notice period which will be on June 2, 2010, Stratos will redeem 100% of the principal amount of senior unsecured notes outstanding and pay the applicable redemption premium. At the end of December 2009, Stratos had outstanding long-term debt comprising US$209.3 million under its senior secured Term B facility and US$150.0 million of senior unsecured notes. Stratos will use available cash resources and financing from its parent company to fund the repayments.

BGAN from Stratos Provides Desert Connectivity for Second Stage of Ray Zahab's World Expedition Series - April 23, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is providing world-renowned adventurer Ray Zahab's "Running Tunisia" expedition with Inmarsat BGAN mobile broadband satellite service.

Stratos Receives Advance Orders for Over 1,000 of Inmarsat's New Handheld IsatPhone Pro - April 13, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it already has received advance orders for more than 1,000 of the IsatPhone Pro, Inmarsat's new handheld satellite phone - the first in the Global Satellite Phone Services (GSPS) family which will be commercially available in June.

Stratos NAB Booth Features Live Demos of Low-Cost Video Codecs Over Inmarsats BGAN - April 12, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, will use its NAB presence to showcase economical solutions that meet the specialized requirements of smaller, regional broadcasters and network affiliates.

Stratos Selected as Finalist for Technical Innovation at the Seatrade Asia Awards 2010 - April 6, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for Technical Innovation at the Seatrade Asia Awards 2010. The award will be presented at the third-annual Seatrade Asia Awards gala dinner ceremony at Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel April 26.

Stratos Announces Refinancing Discussions with Inmarsat - April 1, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that it has entered preliminary discussions with its parent company, Inmarsat plc, regarding a loan from Inmarsat to support a refinancing of the outstanding Stratos long-term debt. At December 31, 2009, Stratos had outstanding long-term debt comprising US$209.3 million under its senior secured Term B facility and US$150.0 million of senior unsecured notes. If Stratos successfully arranges financing from Inmarsat and determines to proceed with the refinancing, Stratos would expect to issue a notice of prepayment to holders of the Term B secured facility and a notice of redemption to holders of the senior unsecured notes during the second quarter. As these discussions with Inmarsat are preliminary, there can be no assurance that any such refinancing will occur.

BGAN from Stratos Provides Connectivity for Adventurers Running Siberias Frozen Lake Baikal - March 10, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is providing world-renowned adventurer Ray Zahab's "Siberian Express for Water" expedition with Inmarsat BGAN mobile broadband satellite service.

Stratos Expands its Business Operations in South Africa - March 9, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has expanded its business operations in South Africa by relocating to a larger office facility in Cape Town. To commemorate this market expansion, Stratos is hosting its annual African Channel Partner event this week near Johannesburg.

Stratos is First Inmarsat Distribution Partner to Offer a Worldwide Single IP Access Service - March 8, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today introduced a worldwide single IP access service called Public IP Access, the newest component of the Stratos IP Access family of services.

Stratos Announces 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results - March 8, 2010 - 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 fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2009.

BGAN X-Stream from Stratos is Used for Live Broadcast of Helen Skeltons Amazing Amazon Adventure - March 1, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is providing the UK broadcaster with an Inmarsat BGAN X-Stream mobile broadband satellite service to broadcast live coverage of Helen Skelton's record-breaking Amazon River kayak journey in aid of Sport Relief.

BGAN from Stratos Provides Connectivity for Digital Archaeological Study in Remote Mongolia - February 4, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is supplying Inmarsat BGAN mobile satellite communications service to University of California San Diego (UCSD) researchers to support their ambitious archaeological survey in remote Mongolia.

Stratos Distributes New Harris Corporation BGAN Terminals - January 18, 2010 - Bethesda, Maryland - Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has become a global distributor of Harris Corporation's new ruggedized BGAN terminals. Stratos will distribute the terminals via its direct sales force and its global network of channel partners.