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  • Iridium Satellite LLC, the company bom from the ashes of what was one of the most spectacular and initial telecom failures, has fortified its market position in the past year, aggressively pursuing relationships with companies that will help expand use of its satellite network across all industires. The Alexandria, Va.-based Iridium — which bought the assets of Iridium LLC out of bankruptcy in December 2000, launched global voice services in March 2001 and added ubiquitous Internet connectivity in June — has announced a number of deals with leading satellite communication companies — Xantic, Telenor and France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications — and has launched a new crew calling service for the marine business.

    The Xantic and Telenor agreements center on partners offering Iridium's voice and data services through their respective worldwide networks. Each has particular strengths that the company is counting on to fortify the whole.

    "Iridium's mobile communications services and world-wide coverage complements our fixed satellite offerings," said Xantic CEO Knut Reed. "We intend to make a selected number of our Value Added Services available over the Iridium network, making it a great new medium to serve our customers following the Content, Application and Transactions (CAT) strategy." In the case of Telenor, Iridium already had an existing relationship with Marlink, a leading provider of satellite communications for the maritime community, launched by Telenor Satellite Services in March 2002. As part of the agreement, Iridium will work with all of Telenor Satellite Services' business units including Telenor Satellite Services, Inc.

    in the United States and Marlink.

    With France Telecom Mobile Satellite, Iridium is helping to significantly broaden the company's offerings. "Iridium is an essential addition to our satellite services portfolio enabling us to significantly broaden our target market and revenue base," said Jean-Louis Charlety, chairman and CEO of France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications.

    "With global coverage and data capabilities, Iridium delivers a robust mobile satellite communications offering and perfectly complements our existing satellite offerings for maritime and landbased applications. This partnership is key to delivering the most comprehensive suite of satellite communications services to our customers." Crews Phone Home This past April, Iridium announced the availability of crew calling to assist the management of on-ship call operations.

    Iridium's crew calling solution supports pre-paid calling for individual crew members and subscription services for a vessel's official communications. The new service is touted as simplifying the task of managing fleet communications costs.

    "By reducing the administrative burden of monitoring each crew member's calls, this new platform of services will help shipping businesses cut back on operating expenditures while providing an affordable convenience that benefits crew morale and productivity," said Charlene King, executive vice president for marketing and channel management at Iridium Satellite. "While prohibitive costs and complicated pricing schemes have limited the use of other satellite systems for crew calling purposes, Iridium's affordable, flat-rate pricing makes it ideal for crew morale programs." Iridium Satellite recently launched five additional spare satellites to ensure the life span of the constellation, currently estimated to have at least eight more years of operational life.

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  • the next plateau in at-sea communications. Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) in Miami announced an innovative partnership in which its satellite communications network will be used for a new service developed and patented by BT A&M, BT's satellite communications division. Cruise Connect, as the new

  • any adverse atmospheric conditions. RDI is one of a handful of companies throughout the world that have been awarded "type approval" for a satellite communications system from INMARSAT, the International Maritime Satellite Communications Organization. Satellite communications systems are an essential

  • . Mr. Bizub has more than 18 years' experience in marine communications and has an extensive background in the marketing and sales of INMARSAT satellite communications terminals. He is a former chairman of the IEEE-45 Marine Transportation Committee. Mackay is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the EB

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  • Comsat Technology Products, Inc. recently announced that its MCS-9120 Satellite Communications Terminal has been selected for use aboard the Gentry/Continental's Proud Bird— the U.S. competitor in the upcoming challenge for the Blue Riband of the Atlantic. This will be the first time a maritime

  • services to the cruise line and megayacht industries. Maritime operators outfitted with Cruisephone cellular equipment and satellite communications terminals will be allowed access to IDB-A's satellite earth station network from any ocean region. Interface equipment provided by Cruisephone

  • , international operations. In his new capacity, Mr. Martin will be responsible for the operation and planning of COMSAT's international satellite communications system and the direction of COMSAT's 17 earth stations which operate with the INTELSAT system. He will also assume the role of U.S. Governor

  • , and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. These solutions include the mini-VSAT Broadband network, TracPhone satellite communications antenna systems, and TracVision satellite television antenna systems. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing

  • with Grove Telecommunications Ltd., whereby that Canadian company will become a major distributor for TeleSystems, MCS-9000 maritime satellite communications terminal. Grove, located in St. Johns, Newfoundland, will address the Canadian offshore oil industry as its principal market. A.W. Perigard

  • . Raytheon recently announced its agreement to serve as exclusive sales agent in the United States, Mexico, and Scandinavian countries for Satellite Communications equipment manufactured by Japan Radio Company (JRC). The SatCom equipment complements the full line of high seas products provided by

  • Navidyne will help Sperry towards its goal of expanding and diversifying its commercial business. "The communications segment, particularly satellite communications, offers us an excellent opportunity with promising growth potential," he said. A principal Navidyne product is a shipboard satellite communicat

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