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Stratos is First Inmarsat Distribution Partner to Offer a Worldwide Single IP Access Service

--New service assigns a single IP address for global deployment of Inmarsat mobile broadband satellite services--

Bethesda, Maryland (March 8, 2010) - 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.

For customers requiring a static IP address to run their applications over Inmarsat mobile broadband satellite services, Public IP Access enables the use of a single IP address that works globally. This eliminates the need to change IP addresses when traveling from region to region, thus making it easier than ever to deploy Inmarsat BGAN, FleetBroadband and SwiftBroadband services.

With one simple click on Stratos Dashboard, customers choose one default IP address they can use anywhere in the world - without the need to enter a username and password in the terminal. No terminal intervention is required.

Stratos is the first Inmarsat Distribution Partner to offer this convenient service. Public IP Access will become commercially available next month.

"More than 3,000 of our BGAN, FleetBroadband and SwiftBroadband customers use multiple static IP addresses as they work around the globe. Public IP Access enables these customers to keep the same IP address wherever they travel," said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. "We have worked closely with Inmarsat to develop this new service and we have made significant investments in network optimization to enable fast, easy service implementation."

Since the introduction of BGAN in 2005, Stratos has continually enhanced its global BGAN infrastructure to ensure its customers receive the most productive mobile broadband experience, well into the future.

A key development to introducing Public IP Access, is Stratos' new network Point of Presence (POP) in Hong Kong, which extends the reach of StratosNexus (Stratos' backbone IP infrastructure). This new POP is in addition to existing Stratos POP locations in Amsterdam and New York. Stratos provides the customer-managed Stratos Trench firewall solution on all three POPs, a feature that is not available from Inmarsat on the Inmarsat shared infrastructure. Each Stratos POP benefits from its own regional infrastructure with local terrestrial, Internet access and region-based IP addresses.

This vast global network provides Stratos customers the flexibility to choose the most efficient traffic routing for their needs - to achieve the lowest latency and the shortest route to their headquarters.

In addition to Public IP Access, the Stratos IP Access family includes:

  • Stratos Private IP Access, featuring a private IP address that is suitable for most office applications. Stratos has more than 21,000 of these solutions in place;
  • Stratos BusinessAccess, a fully private network or Closed User Group solution between remote users and the corporate network via the secure StratosNexus interconnection, and;
  • Stratos GuaranteedAccess, which extends guaranteed streaming bandwidth to terrestrial leased lines or ISDN.

About The Stratos Advantage
Stratos customers fully utilize The Stratos Advantage, a suite of value-added services that help elevate BGAN from Stratos far above baseline offerings. These value-added services, including Stratos Dashboard, provide users with cost control, firewall management, full traffic information, pre-paid facilities, high security options, easy VPN access, messaging services and full IP range.

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 www.stratosglobal.com.

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