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ORBCOMM and Telefonica to Provide Wireless Connectivity for M2M Solutions

  ORBCOMM and Telefonica to Provide Wireless Connectivity for M2M Solutions

 Strengthens cellular footprint worldwide and expands network service options

Business Wire

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- November 20, 2013

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
solutions, today announced an agreement with Telefonica Digital (Telefonica),
one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, that enables ORBCOMM
to offer Telefonica’s GSM cellular communications service for ORBCOMM’s M2M
applications across multiple vertical markets worldwide.

Through this agreement, ORBCOMM will expand its connectivity for its
end-to-end cellular and dual-mode solutions targeted in the transportation &
logistics and heavy equipment industries by leveraging Telefonica’s operations
in 24 countries as well as roaming agreements covering more than 150
countries.

“We are building the world’s most comprehensive offering of both satellite and
cellular network services, and our agreement with Telefonica strengthens
ORBCOMM’s lead as the largest and most diverse multi-network provider in the
M2M industry,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Telefonica’s reliable cellular connectivity will increase our global reach
and round out our cellular footprint in key markets.”

“This joint service offering will provide ORBCOMM’s customers worldwide with
versatile connectivity options tailored for their best-of-breed M2M asset
tracking and monitoring solutions,” said Christian Solomine, Telefonica’s
Global Partner Sales USA General Manager. “We look forward to leveraging
ORBCOMM’s expertise and market dominance in M2M to connect even more mobile
and fixed assets in every corner of the world.”

ORBCOMM will also provide a secure and scalable online platform to simplify
satellite, cellular and dual-mode device management, including provisioning
and messaging capabilities. With 24x7x365 access to near-real-time data,
ORBCOMM’s customers can use this platform to increase visibility over their
network, improve customer service and promote device reliability and
longevity. In addition, this full-service platform, which is built and hosted
by ORBCOMM, enables its customers to reduce the complexity, time to market,
cost, and risk of developing and deploying their complete M2M solution set.

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions. Its
customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi
Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, I.D. Systems, Inc., Komatsu
Ltd., Cartrack (Pty.) Ltd., and Volvo Construction Equipment, among other
industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO)
satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure as well as our Tier One
cellular partners, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication
services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core
markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets;
marine; and homeland security.

ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider of tracking, monitoring and
control services for the transportation market. Under its ReeferTrak^®,
GenTrak^TM, GlobalTrak^®, and CargoWatch^® brands, the company provides
customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control
their cold chain and dry transport assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides
Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to
improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide.
ORBCOMM is headquartered in Rochelle Park, New Jersey and has its network
control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit
www.orbcomm.com.

About Telefonica Digital

Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its mission is
to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for
Telefónica through research & development, venture capital, global
partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising,
M2M and eHealth. It is also driving innovation in over the top communications
under a new umbrella brand called TU and in Big Data through Telefónica
Dynamic Insights. Telefónica Digital will deliver these new products and
services to Telefónica's 316 million customers as well as entering new
markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon
Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Axismed, Eleven Paths, giffgaff, Jajah,
Media Networks Latin America and Terra are all managed under the Telefónica
Digital umbrella.

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www.telefonica.com/digitalhub and track them on Twitter @tefdigital.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to our plans,
objectives and expectations for future events and include statements about our
expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other
statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements,
including those concerning the Company’s expectations, are subject to known
and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to
differ materially from the results, projected, expected or implied by the
forward-looking statements, some of which are beyond the Company’s control,
that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements, or
industry results, to be materially different from any future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. In addition, specific consideration should be given to various
factors described in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” and Part II, Item 7.
“Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations,” and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2012, and other documents, on file with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise
any forward-looking statements or cautionary factors, except as required by
law.

Contact:

Investor Inquiries:
ORBCOMM Inc.
Robert Costantini, 703-433-6305
Chief Financial Officer
costantini.robert@orbcomm.com
or
Financial Media:
The Abernathy MacGregor Group
Chuck Burgess, 212-371-5999
President
clb@abmac.com