Navarino Telecom Signs Inmarsat Global Xpress® Value Added Reseller Agreement

Navarino Telecom Signs Inmarsat Global Xpress® Value Added Reseller Agreement

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, November 16, 2012

LONDON, November 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  *Navarino signs with Inmarsat for Global Xpress ®
  *First Telco in Greece to be appointed a Global Xpress Value Added Reseller
  *Latest endorsement from the market for Inmarsat's service innovation and
    roadmap toward Global Xpress®

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite
communications services announced today that it has signed
Piraeus-headquartered satellite communications organisation, Navarino as a
Value Added Reseller (VAR) of Global Xpress® for the maritime market.

Navarino is one of the leading satellite communication providers in Europe and
Asia, specializing in a number of innovative products and value added services
for vessels that trade globally. The company has a client base of more than
500 shipping companies throughout Europe and Asia, serviced by offices in
Piraeus, Hamburg, Oslo, Cyprus, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Dimitris Tsikopoulos, CEO, Navarino, said: "Global Xpress is the best response
to the increasing need for data-driven and cost-effective communications at
sea, offering the shipping industry unprecedented data speeds and global
coverage. Greece has the largest single ownership of ocean-going vessels, with
around 17% of the world's ship owners based here. Our customers have the
highest bandwidth requirements and Global Xpress with its combination of a new
super-fast Ka-band satellite network and the existing FleetBroadband service
will deliver a quality, global service with the utmost reliability."

Continues Tsikopoulos: "The deployment of Global Xpress will herald a
revolution in maritime communications and will have a significant impact on
how the shipping industry can improve its profitability through achieving long
term cost efficiencies."

Said Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime: "Navarino is a highly
specialised integrator, reseller and developer of maritime communications
services. Its worldwide installation and support capabilities will certainly
aid the swift deployment of Global Xpress amongst their customers in both
Europe and Asia, and we are delighted to recognise them as the first Global
Xpress VAR in Greece. I believe Navarino is well positioned to offer the next
generation of Inmarsat services to its current and future customers."

About Navarino

Navarino is a leading maritime satellite communications provider, based in
Piraeus, Greece. Founded in 1996, the company has grown into one of the major
distributors of Inmarsat services worldwide, with offices in Greece, Cyprus,
Germany, Norway, Singapore and Hong Kong. The company specialises in serving
the merchant marine market exclusively, and caters to the satellite
communication needs of any type of merchant vessel. In addition to its airtime
services, Navarino has a strong portfolio of Value Added Solutions that are
designed to enhance the communication capabilities of its customers.
Furthermore, Navarino is a distributor for the leading satellite communication
hardware manufacturers, and has a global installation and on board service
network that covers every continent. For more information, please visit www.
navarino .gr

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. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For
more information, please visit Inmarsat.com

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Contact: Media Contact: Shireen Crowe, PR Consultant to Inmarsat Maritime,
Tel: +44-(0)7879-417-177, Shireen.crowe@direct-pr.co.uk; Chris McLaughlin, VP,
External Affairs, Inmarsat, Tel: +44-(0)77-9627-6033,
christopher.mclaughlin@inmarsat.com.
 
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