Siminn, Iceland's Primary Telecom Operator, Chooses STM's SatLink DVB-RCS for Maritime Deployment

    Service Targeting Icelandic Coast Guard and Fishing Fleet with VSAT

    IRVINE, CALIF., November 30 /CNW/ - STM Group announced today that
through its Norwegian subsidiary, STM Norway AS, it has entered into an
agreement with Siminn, Iceland's largest telecom provider, for delivery of
VSAT Services to the Icelandic coast guard and fishing fleet. Under the terms
of the agreement, STM delivered and installed a DVB-RCS hub at Skyggnir Earth
Station outside Reykjavik. STM is also delivering DVB-RCS Maritime terminals
to the fishing fleet, using transponder capacity on Intelsat.

    Saevar Freyr Thrainsson, Vice President Corporate Market for Siminn,
said, "We have chosen STM because of their commitment to DVB-RCS technology,
with emphasis on new services tailored for the maritime market."

    Bjorn Platou, General Manager of STM Norway, said, "Siminn has a heritage
of bringing quality broadband services to the whole Icelandic population,
which is now extended to the coast guard and its fishermen at sea. We are
proud of Siminn's selection, which underscores our commitment to the maritime

    About Siminn:

    Siminn provides all telecommunication, mobile and Internet services to
private and corporate clients in Iceland. Its range of services and solutions
includes fixed and mobile subscriptions, as well as Broadband/DSL solutions,
Live IPTV and Centrex network solutions. Siminn affects all Icelanders on a
daily basis and is considered one of the country's most trustworthy companies,
as well as a widely recognized brand.

    About STM Group:

    STM Group ( is a holding company with R&D and support
facilities in Norway. The group's companies provide high-performance,
standards-based satellite network systems and services for mobile and
fixed-line IP-based telephony, data and multimedia applications for
enterprises, governments, telecommunications providers and system integrators.
With its SatLink product line, the Company is a leader in research,
development and manufacturing of MF-TDMA, bandwidth-on-demand solutions with
certified compliance to the DVB-RCS international standard. STM's services
include custom network design, turnkey deployments, operations management and
local support. STM Group operates with wholly-owned subsidiaries in Europe,
the Middle East, South America and Asia, including 12 regional offices, 6
teleports and global network operations for worldwide 24-by-7 customer

For further information:

For further information: STM Group, Inc. Rick Forberg, +1 (603) 893-9698

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