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New BGAN Money Bundles From Stratos Offer All BGAN Services for One Predictable Fee

--Major Stratos customer from New Zealand is first to activate new package--

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.

While existing BGAN allowance packages offer specific allocations of data or voice minutes, the new BGAN Money Bundles include all BGAN traffic types – including standard IP, streaming IP, ISDN, voice and SMS – for a single monthly, quarterly or annual fee.

Stratos was the first Inmarsat Distribution Partner to activate the new BGAN Money Bundles on the September 1st program launch date. The world’s first BGAN Money Bundle package activation was for a major customer of Stratos’ New Zealand Channel Partner Wright Satellite Connections (www.satconnections.co.nz). Stratos also has activated its first Money Bundle Shared Corporate Allowance Plan (SCAP) for a customer in Singapore.

BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) uses highly portable, lightweight terminals to provide simultaneous, high-speed IP data (up to 492 kbps) and voice connectivity anywhere in the world. BGAN is ideally suited to enable communications in areas where terrestrial or cellular networks are damaged, congested or non-existent.

BGAN Money Bundles from Stratos are available across all familiar BGAN usage plans, including Geographic plans, Single-SIM Premium & Flexible plans, and Multi-SIM SCAP plans. Stratos Dashboard has been upgraded with these new packages, enabling customers to self-activate all BGAN Money Bundles. Since the program launch, Stratos has been offering a BGAN Money Bundle customer training program and dedicated customer support to help its Channel Partners implement these new packages in their systems.

“Our new BGAN Money Bundles provide customers with the industry’s highest levels of flexibility and economic value,” said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. “These new packages eliminate unused allowances, offer ultimate predictability and accommodate any BGAN traffic type – with subscription plans to meet any operating budget. Also, customers can continue to benefit from Stratos Dashboard high-usage alerts to control BGAN costs.”

About BGAN from Stratos
Since its introduction in late 2005, BGAN from Stratos has been widely adopted by media organizations, military agencies, first responders and professionals in many other industries worldwide. Stratos is one of the world’s largest BGAN distributors, with more than 14,000 BGAN activations in 185 countries. Those customers fully utilize The Stratos Advantage, a suite of value-added services that help make BGAN usage more productive and affordable.

With the benefit of The Stratos Advantage, BGAN from Stratos is elevated far above baseline BGAN services. These value-added services, including Stratos Dashboard for BGAN, provide users with cost control, firewall management, full traffic information, pre-paid facilities, high security options, easy VPN access, messaging services and a full range of IP options. More information on BGAN from Stratos is available at www.thepowerofbgan.com.

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