RAMTelecom Appointed Premier Iridium and Inmarsat Distributor



    OTTAWA, April 17 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of its ongoing effort to deliver
the most complete, satellite-based business communications services,
RAMTelecom Inc. (TSX-V:RTC) today announced that it has been appointed as a
premier distributor of Iridium and Inmarsat services in Canada by Stratos
Global (TSX:SGB).
    RAMTelecom, a satellite service provider delivering flexible, scalable
solutions for broadband data and voice business communications was appointed
as a premier distributor for Stratos Global, a leader in the world-wide
delivery of remote communications products. The appointment is the result of a
longstanding relationship between the two companies that fostered the
development of a Canadian network of dealers for Iridium and Inmarsat. As a
premier distributor, RAMTelecom will now provide sales, service and support to
the growing dealer network.
    "Iridium and Inmarsat services have always been part of our product
portfolio, so this is a logical extension of our complete service offering,"
says Gilles Desmarais, President and Chief Operating Officer, RAMTelecom. "As
a premier distributor, we will be better able to serve our current base of
mobile customers who depend on satellite phones and portable Inmarsat
equipment to support business and humanitarian missions all over the world, as
well as provide a uniform level of service support for mobile satellite
dealers and their customers."
    "We are confident in RAMTelecom's ability to deliver the high level of
dealer and customer service required to support these technologies," says
Marie-Lise Sakkal, Director of Canadian Sales, Stratos. "Of course, Stratos
will continue to support RAMTelecom and, through it, its Canadian customers."
    RAMTelecom's Iridium service is based on the only true global mobile
satellite technology. Using 66 state-of-the art low earth orbit (LEO)
satellites, the Iridium network provides worldwide coverage (with the
exception of 7 countries) to meet voice and low speed data requirements.
RAMTelecom also offers a variety of mobile services provided over the Inmarsat
satellite network including voice, wide area networking, two-way conferencing,
packet and high speed data, and fax services.

    About Stratos

    Stratos (TSX: SGB), with over a century of service, is the world's
trusted leader for vital communications, offering the most powerful and
extensive portfolio of remote communications products, including mobile and
fixed satellite and microwave services. Stratos' more than 20,000 customers
use our services on seven continents and across the world's oceans. Stratos
serves US and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil
and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users.
www.stratosglobal.com.

    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. www.ramtelecom.ca.

    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: Joe Aragona, RAMTelecom, (613) 794-4658,
jaragona@aragonacomm.com

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