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June 07, 2012 at 05:06 AM EDT
Inmarsat FleetBroadband™ Reaches 30,000 Activations

LONDON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced reaching 30,000 active FleetBroadband™ terminals in service.

This milestone was reached with the installation of a FleetBroadband 500™ on Olympic Future, a Greek-flagged crude oil tanker, by Inmarsat's distribution partner OTESAT-Maritel.  Springfield Shipping, the vessel's management company, selected FleetBroadband as part of an integrated communications solution developed by OTESAT-Maritel.  "This solution is an optimal match for our ICT needs, and we are pleased with the comprehensive service offering and first-class support that we have received," said a company spokesperson.

Frank Coles, President of Inmarsat Maritime, said, "This is a significant achievement that yet again demonstrates the high regard and continued demand for FleetBroadband in the maritime industry.  We have now seen more than 4,000 terminals added to our FleetBroadband installed base since the beginning of the year.  Ship owners and managers are attracted to the global reach and reliability of FleetBroadband, and they value the high quality service that they receive from Inmarsat and our partners."

"OTESAT Maritel has been a leading distribution partner for FleetBroadband since its launch, so we are delighted to have activated the 30,000th terminal and help the service reach this major milestone," said George Polychronopoulos, CEO of OTESAT-Maritel.  "Our partnership with Inmarsat has been very successful, bringing together the technical excellence of Inmarsat services with OTESAT Maritel's insight into the global shipping market and our high-quality customer service."

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services.  Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air.  Inmarsat employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. For the year ended 31st December 2011, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,409 million and an EBITDA of US$854 million.  Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit http://www.inmarsat.com.

About OTESAT-Maritel, S. A.

OTESAT-Maritel is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telecom/OTE group of companies.  Being the pioneer in providing satellite communication services in the Greek maritime market, OTESAT-Maritel has been selected as a Distribution Partner of Inmarsat™, while in response to recent market trends it is offering a comprehensive proposition of satellite communication plans to satisfy the needs of the international maritime industry and corresponding market verticals.  Being committed to customer satisfaction, OTESAT-Maritel has been investing on the in-house design, development, and subsequent deployment of modern ICTs that are specially tailored to the needs and particular attributes of the Greek and International maritime industry, including in its portfolio such integrated solutions as, e.g., Crew Communication, e-Security, VPN, etc. For more information, please visit http://www.oresat-maritel.com

SOURCE Inmarsat

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