Stratos Expands its Business Operations in South Africa

--Move to larger office in Cape Town supports growth in African region--

Bethesda, Maryland (March 9, 2010) - 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.

From its regional headquarters in Cape Town and its branch office in Nairobi, Kenya, Stratos has successfully served the African market for seven years. During that time, Stratos has become a leading provider of remote communications solutions to prominent mining, energy, maritime, first responder and government organizations on the Continent - with service deployments in more than 30 countries.

The new, larger office will accommodate Stratos' growing staff in South Africa and facilitate expanded local support for customers and channel partners. Stratos' reputation as a global provider offering comprehensive local support applies to every global region, as reflected in the Company's presence with 30 offices in 28 countries.

"The African market for vital communications services has enjoyed consistently strong growth. Within Stratos, we are dedicated to serving the needs of this growing market with all necessary resources," said Ronald Spithout, Stratos Senior Vice President, MSS Marketing and Sales Worldwide. "Our new Cape Town office is the latest example of our commitment to broaden the scope of our business operations across the Continent. We are confident that we are well positioned to serve this important region for many years to come."

Leading African mining and energy companies, in addition to other organizations, have created strong demand for Stratos' comprehensive portfolio of mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions. Those solutions include high-speed data and voice services from Inmarsat and Iridium, as well as Stratos' own VSAT services and its multi-service platform StratosNexus.

Stratos customers worldwide fully utilize The Stratos Advantage suite of value-added services. These services, including Stratos Dashboard, keep costs within budget by monitoring airtime and restricting unauthorized usage. The services provide users with cost control, instant provisioning, 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

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Carla Riggs
Director, Corporate Communications
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