Global Energy and RAMTelecom to Provide Communications Network for Remote Oil and Gas Exploration Sites



    OTTAWA, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Global Energy Services Ltd. (TSXV:GLK) and
RAMTelecom Inc. (TSX-V:RTC) announced today that Global Energy has been
selected by one of North America's major oil and gas exploration and
production companies to provide the communications network for remote oil and
gas exploration sites in western Canada. RAMTelecom will be the exclusive
provider of satellite services required to support Global Energy's
communication network.
    The one year contract, which has an option to renew, as required,
represents a potential of $2 million in joint revenue per year.
    As the satellite service provider, RAMTelecom will provide the
satellite-based network infrastructure to enable broadband data, voice, fax
and Internet communications from remote exploration rigs and camps across
western Canada. Global Energy will provide the on-site communications systems,
including mobile satellite phones and satellite connections that will give
remote workers 24/7 access to co-workers on-site, with head office and with
friends and family across the country. Global Energy will also provide
wireless intercom services, cell repeaters and two-way radios to round out the
communications network.
    "This win is another example of the flexibility and scalability of our
satellite-based broadband communications services," said Gilles Desmarais,
Chief Operating Officer of RAMTelecom. "It demonstrates how our voice, data
and fax services can be used to create an efficient and effective business
communication network for any organization operating outside of major urban
centers."
    The RAMTelecom portion of the communications network will be built on
RAMTelecom's VSAT-based satellite broadband services. Those services are based
on ViaSat Satellite Broadband System's Linkstar(R) technology. LinkStar is a
high-performance, VSAT system that delivers dynamic bandwidth allocation more
efficiently and faster than other systems on the market. RAMTelecom owns and
operates the only commercially available LinkStar satellite network in Canada.
    "Combined with the RAMTelecom satellite infrastructure, our on-site
systems provide a complete communications network that delivers the same speed
and functionality to remote locations that corporate employees are used to
having at head office and at home. These elements, supported by RAMTelecom's
and Global Energy's service guarantees led to this win," said Derek Begin,
President and CEO of Global Energy.
    The complete network met the customer's requirements to improve the
current rig and camp infrastructure and service, increase availability of
communication, and support future network growth.

    About Global Energy

    Global Energy Services Ltd. is a leading provider of completely
integrated communications and information system management solutions for the
oil and gas industry. Global provides the latest wireless technologies,
managed computer systems including all offerings from satellite and cellular
providers. Global also provides a multi sensor wireless gas detection service
to the oil and gas industry. Global's ongoing investment in its fleet of
rental assets and a commitment to working with its clients to provide
innovative solutions to their needs has resulted in Global becoming a
strategic partner to many of the oil and gas leading companies. Global was
founded in 1994 and is listed on the TSX-V.

    About RAMTelecom

    RAMTelecom is a satellite service provider delivering flexible, scalable
solutions for broadband data and voice business communications. RAMTelecom's
fixed and mobile satellite-based communication services and value-add
solutions are designed for medium and large enterprises in oil and gas,
mining, and forestry and government agencies. With complete coverage of the
North American market, RAMTelecom's satellite broadband services help
organizations achieve greater operational efficiency by providing continuous
real-time communications between central offices and remote locations anywhere
in North America.
    RAMTelecom Inc. is a publicly traded corporation, shares of which are
listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under symbol RTC.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.
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For further information:

For further information: Gilles Desmarais, COO, RAMTelecom, (613)
747-1836 Ext 111, gdesmarais@ramtelecom.ca; Derek Begin, President and CEO,
Global Energy, (403) 243-0820, dbegin@global-energy.ca

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