Stratos Extends its Satellite Services Contract with Suncor Energy

Bethesda, Maryland (November 9, 2011) – Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has extended its contract to provide Suncor Energy with a high-speed satellite link connecting Suncor’s Newfoundland operated offshore and shore-based facilities.

Under the terms of the five-year contract extension, Stratos is providing Suncor with a dedicated, 1MB Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) satellite link between Suncor’s Newfoundland shore-based facilities and the Terra Nova floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, which is located 217 miles offshore. The link utilizes Telesat’s Anik C-band satellite infrastructure. Stratos has been providing Suncor with SCPC satellite services since 2002.

In addition to the satellite link and earth-station services, Stratos’ comprehensive solution for Suncor includes 24/7 corrective and preventative maintenance services and hardware-support activities.

“As our support of the Canadian oil and gas industry expands, it is a privilege to continue providing Suncor with dependable satellite communications for its Terra Nova FPSO,” said Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Stratos Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales. “The Stratos SCPC solution provides robust communications, making the FPSO an extension of Suncor’s corporate office. We are grateful for the opportunity to help Suncor professionals benefit from fast and reliable data connectivity.”

About Stratos Services for the Global Energy Industry
For more than a decade, Stratos has been one of the largest suppliers of vital communications systems (SCPC, VSAT, MSS and microwave) to the global offshore energy industry. Stratos operates the largest and only comprehensive microwave network in the Gulf of Mexico. Stratos microwave and satellite-based networks provide offshore facilities reliable, high-speed data for file transfers, voice, video conferencing, e-mail and web access. Stratos serves the global energy industry from offices worldwide.

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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