Norsat Selected as Preferred Supplier to O3b Networks

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Norsat Selected as Preferred Supplier to O3b Networks 
Norsat to provide microwave transmission and reception components for the launch
of O3b's next generation Ka-Band satellite constellation 
Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA, March 20, 2013 /FSC/ - Norsat International
Inc.  (NII - TSX, NSATF - OTCBB), ("Norsat" or "the Company"), a leading
provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of
data, audio and video for challenging applications and environments, announces
their selection as an authorized supplier of microwave components
( for O3b Network 
( ground terminals.  Norsat will provide O3b custom
frequency 5W and 10W Block Upconverters (BUCs)
( and Low Noise Blocks
Downconverters (LNBs) (
for the launch of O3b Networks' next generation Ka-Band satellite constellation.
 The revolutionary constellation will be used for telecommunications and data
backhaul from remote locations, and consumer broadband internet services for
maritime customers. 
Norsat's microwave components have been custom designed for reliability and
performance, and the first major application of the high performance design will
be O3b's new maritime communications network.  Through this multi-year,
multi-million dollar project, O3b Networks' will provide high-speed
satellite-delivered broadband service at sea through the integration of Norsat's
LNBs into maritime systems.  By summer 2013, thousands of guests aboard
networked maritime vessels will be the first to enjoy the enhanced connectivity
of the O3b network, powered by Norsat technology. 
"We're pleased to be selected as a preferred vendor to O3b Networks and look
forward to building the first Medium Earth Orbit satellite constellation through
this partnership." states Norsat President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan.  "The
customizations we've introduced to our leading edge microwave products make them
ideal for projects with high reliability requirements, such as communications at
sea. This new partnership with O3b is another milestone as we deliver on our
mission to develop innovative communications products and services for
challenging applications and environments." 
About O3b Networks 
O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider building a
next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet
service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The
O3b system will combine the global reach of satellite with the speed of a
fiber-optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180
countries with low-cost, high-speed, low latency Internet and mobile
connectivity.  O3b Networks' investors include SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC
Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company,
Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart. O3b
Networks is headquartered in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. For further
information please contact: 
Luisa Sorrentino
VP, Marketing Communications, O3b Networks
+31 629508524 
About Norsat International Inc. 
Founded in 1977, Norsat International Inc. is a leading provider of innovative
communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video
for challenging applications and environments. Norsat's products and services
include leading-edge product design and development, production, distribution
and infield support and service of fly-away satellite terminals, microwave
components, M2M Solutions, antennas, Radio Frequency (RF) conditioning products,
maritime based satellite terminals and remote network connectivity solutions.
Additionally, through its Norsat Power Solutions segment, Norsat is a provider
of power conversion and energy storage solutions for the communications,
transportation and resource sectors.  More information is available at, via email at or by phone at 1-604-821-2800. 
For further investor information, contact: 
Dr. Amiee Chan
President & CEO
Tel: 604 821-2800
Mr. Arthur Chin
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 604 821-2800
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Source: Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF)
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