Stratos Receives Advance Orders for Over 1,000 of Inmarsat's New Handheld IsatPhone Pro

--Customers show full confidence in the new Inmarsat Global Satellite Phone Services with The Stratos Advantage's self-provisioning, monitoring and control capabilities--

Bethesda, Maryland (April 13, 2010) - 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 will stock its warehouses around the globe with the IsatPhone Pro to quickly and efficiently meet customer demand as inventory is available during and after the June launch. Numerous successful Inmarsat GSPS calls were made last week by Stratos as part of the pre-launch testing program.

Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos will offer a competitive alternative to the handheld, fixed and maritime phone solutions now available in the marketplace. The services will offer high-quality voice connectivity via small, affordable equipment - ideal for remote workers in the oil & gas, mining, government, media and first-responder communities.

Inmarsat GSPS' full global coverage is made possible by the latest-generation Inmarsat-4 (I-4) satellites, which are among the world's largest and most advanced communications satellites. The I-4s were designed with IP communications in mind and are optimized to deliver high-quality and reliable data communications, well into the 2020s.

From service launch, customers using the IsatPhone Pro 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 use of satellite airtime 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 instant provisioning, as well as rebilling and reporting options to minimize unexpected invoices and potential financial risk. Stratos Dashboard supports both postpaid and prepaid rate-plan options.

Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm said, "The large, advance sales commitments we have received for the IsatPhone Pro are very encouraging. These customers know that Stratos already has built a strong global customer base in the satellite phone market. They are confident that we will provide them with reliable equipment, affordable airtime and innovative value-added services to ensure the best possible performance from these important new offerings."

About The Stratos Advantage
Stratos Dashboard is used by many Stratos customers who deploy Inmarsat BGAN, FleetBroadband and SwiftBroadband mobile broadband satellite services. Stratos Dashboard is expected to be widely used worldwide by customers who will be deploying Inmarsat GSPS from Stratos. These value-added services 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. More information on The Stratos Advantage is available at

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
+1 709 748 4857