Stratos Appointed as Global Distribution Partner for Inmarsat Satellite Phone Services

o New Inmarsat service to be fully integrated into Stratos' industry- leading Value-Added Services, including the award-winning Dashboard --

BETHESDA, MD, June 18 /-- Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB), the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been appointed as a global Distribution Partner for Inmarsat's upcoming Satellite Phone Services.

Inmarsat's Satellite Phone Services will offer a competitive alternative to the handheld, fixed and maritime solutions that are currently available in the marketplace. The services will offer high quality voice connectivity via small and affordable equipment with attractive postpaid and prepaid rate plan options.

Inmarsat's Satellite Phone Services, scheduled to launch early in the third quarter of this year, will initially be available in most of the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions, where Stratos is a leading communications provider to both land and maritime customers. Full global coverage is currently expected by the end of 2008.

Customers using Inmarsat Satellite Phone Services from Stratos will benefit from the Stratos Advantage, a suite of value-added services that help make satellite communications more productive and affordable. Most notable is Dashboard from Stratos with which the new Inmarsat services will be fully integrated. Dashboard provides real-time information on the amount of traffic used for voice and data, and the associated costs, and is currently used by thousands of Stratos BGAN customers around the globe.

Today's announcement follows Stratos' earlier Distribution Partner appointments for Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband and FleetBroadband services which will also become available over the Inmarsat I-4 satellites later this year. The addition of these new services will bring enhanced choice and performance to all Stratos customers.

"We are excited to add Inmarsat Satellite Phone Services to our extensive portfolio of communications solutions," said Ronald Spithout, Stratos Senior Vice President, MSS Marketing and Sales, Worldwide. "We look forward to enhancing the customer experience with our suite of specialized, value-added services designed to help our customers and partners realize financial savings and cost control."

About Stratos

Stratos (TSX: SGB), with over a century of service, is the world's trusted leader for vital communications, offering the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications products, including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. Stratos' more than 20,000 customers use our services on seven continents and across the world's oceans. Stratos serves US and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users. For more information visit

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