C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

June 09, 2009 09:30 ET

C-COM Teams Up With IPSTAR in Asia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems and THAICOM Public Company Limited, the leading Asian commercial satellite operator and the operator of the IPSTAR satellite broadband system jointly announced today that they will cooperate to develop the Asian Satellite mobile market.

The C-COM developed and manufactured iNetVu™ auto-deploying mobile satellite antenna systems have gained a solid worldwide reputation for extremely high reliability, ease of use and advanced functionality. Many iNetVu antennas are already deployed across Asia for mobile satellite applications such as emergency communications, satellite news gathering, military, oil and gas exploration as well as for emergency and disaster management.

The THAICOM-4 (IPSTAR) satellite is currently the largest commercial satellite ever launched and the only broadband satellite covering 14 countries in Asia-Pacific. The IPSTAR broadband satellite system uses advanced ground systems together with multi-spot beam satellite technology to enable cost effective broadband services throughout the region. Currently, IPSTAR is deployed in 12 countries in Asia-Pacific: Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

"The two companies have been working together since 2007 on developing a market for mobile satellite antennas in Asia. The iNetVu antennas have been fully integrated with the IPSTAR modems and make it possible for existing mobile IPSTAR user to connect to their satellite service seamlessly in minutes anywhere, anytime. This joint solution has been welcomed by the Asian markets and already used in various applications such as emergency communications during the Sichuan Earthquake Relief, The 2008 Olympic Games in China and by others in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.

The joint marketing and sales effort from both companies will further strengthen the leading position of the two companies in the Asian Satellite mobile application market and provide synergies to both companies in equipment provisioning and service offering for Asia's booming satellite mobile market. "said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

Mr. Patompob Suwansiri, Vice President of Marketing IPSTAR, THAICOM Public Company Limited said, "We have been working closely with C-COM to seamlessly integrate our broadband satellite platform with C-COM's mobile antenna systems for the Asia-Pacific market. IPSTAR is the only broadband satellite in this region and we target various segments such as consumers/SME's, government and enterprise. In particular, the government and enterprise customers in many instances require mobile satellite solutions that is both cost-effective and reliable whether it be for disaster recovery, the oil and gas industry, or for satellite news gathering/broadcasting. Together with C-COM's antenna system, we are confident that we have one of the most competitive mobile solutions available in the region."

About C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc. is a leader in the development and deployment of commercial grade mobile satellite-based technology for the delivery of two-way high-speed Internet, VoIP and Video services into vehicles. C-COM has developed a unique proprietary Mobile auto-deploying (iNetVu™) antenna that allows the delivery of high-speed satellite based Internet services into vehicles while stationary virtually anywhere where one can drive. The iNetVu Mobile antenna has also been adapted to be deployable from transportable platforms. The company's satellite-based products and services deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions for both fixed and mobile applications throughout the world. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com

iNetVu™ is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.


THAICOM PLC., founded on November 7, 1991, is a satellite and telecommunications operator with customers throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. Currently, The Company operates four THAICOM satellites in geostationary orbit. THAICOM is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) under a symbol "THCOM". THAICOM 4 (IPSTAR) is planned to deliver broadband services to millions of users over 14 countries in Asia-Pacific, with a bandwidth capacity of more than 45 gigabits per second (Gbps), compared with a conventional satellite's 1-2 Gbps of broadband bandwidth capacity. At present, THAICOM's core businesses include satellite communications and related services, internet-related services, media services, and telephone-related services, For more information, please visit the company's website www.thaicom.net and www.ipstar.com

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