Stratos Named World's Top Independent Teleport Operator for Fourth Consecutive Year

--Annual ranking also recognizes Stratos as sixth-largest teleport operator worldwide--

Bethesda, Maryland (November 18, 2010) – 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 is ranked first on WTA’s 2010 Independent Top Twenty list, which groups companies based on revenue from all sources, but excludes companies whose core business is ownership and operation of a satellite fleet or terrestrial network.

Stratos also is ranked sixth on WTA’s 2010 Global Top Twenty list, which groups companies based on revenues from all customized communications sources and includes operators of teleports, satellite fleets and fiber networks.

Both lists were announced by WTA on Nov. 15. The WTA compiles its rankings by surveying teleport operators around the world on their facilities, services and business results.

“Being recognized for the fourth consecutive year as the world’s top independent teleport operator is an excellent indicator of our business success in 2010,” said Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm. “This year, we maintained our market leadership by meeting the needs of existing customers and by establishing strong new relationships in the commercial and government sectors. Once again this year, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide creative communications solutions to many of the world’s foremost maritime, energy, media, government and defense organizations.”

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, WTA ( has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world’s most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

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