KORE Adds Inmarsat Mobile Satellite Data Services to Global Connect™ Technology Portfolio

  KORE Adds Inmarsat Mobile Satellite Data Services to Global Connect™
  Technology Portfolio

Global IP Satellite Services Enable Rich Data Applications Extending to Remote
                         and Non-Terrestrial Reaches

Internet of Things World Forum 2013

Business Wire

ALPHARETTA, Ga. & LONDON -- November 12, 2013

KORE, the world’s largest wireless services provider specializing in global
machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced it has added
broadband satellite network services from Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading
provider of global mobile satellite communications services, to the KORE
Global Connect™ network portfolio. The new offering is designed to meet demand
for rich data M2M applications that also require uninterrupted network linkage
across land, sea and air.

As M2M services move up the enterprise value chain, M2M users are looking to
capture greater volumes of physical data from the most remote regions on
Earth. In fact, the act of connecting isolated or inaccessible smart meters,
or controlling expensive assets and natural resources in environmental control
segments often requires devices be located out of reach of today’s cellular
networks. Yet, integrating data to and from these locations is an important
extension of the M2M footprint.

For example, jet engine monitoring systems need always-on connectivity to
transmit continuous operational data from 35,000 feet. Or, within the mHealth
market especially within developing nations, doctors and healthcare
organizations require transmission of larger and larger packets of medical
data from very remote field offices.

“We have witnessed a growing sub-set of global applications coming online that
require more robust data packet delivery. Gone are the days where an asset
merely needed to tell the home office that it was ‘present’ and ‘functioning
properly,’” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. “In our efforts
toward continuous improvement, and to uphold our pledge to make M2M just work
better for our customers and partners, we are excited to integrate Inmarsat
broadband satellite services to the Global Connect technology portfolio.”

Inmarsat delivers a reliable, two-way IP data service for long-term management
of dispersed devices and assets. It transmits data using BGAN Standard IP at a
rate of up to 448kbps with a low latency from 800 milliseconds, assuring
real-time visibility of critical data.

“As the leading mobile satellite services operator with an unrivalled track
record for reliability, it makes good business sense to utilize our globally
available broadband connectivity services for the thousands of applications
and millions of devices that KORE already has in place,” said Rupert Pearce,
CEO of Inmarsat. “We are excited to have our services supporting the KORE
delivery platform and we look forward to working together to make new
applications possible across multiple geographies, and within new markets.”

About KORE

KORE is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively
on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
market. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite
network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers
its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently
deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications
in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction
processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver
operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies
— including GSM, HSPA, CDMA EV-DO and LTE, as well as satellite services —
that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more
information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.

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 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around
the world, with a presence in the major ports and centers of commerce on every
continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).

Contact:

Schwartz MSL
Keith Giannini or Rob Skinner, 781-684-0770
kore@schwartzmsl.com
 
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