C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

February 20, 2008 09:30 ET

C-COM Mobile Antennas to Provide Emergency Response Communications During the 2008 Olymic Games in China

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2008) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) has delivered a number of iNetVu Mobile systems to one of its resellers China SATNET Communications Technology Co., based in Beijing, China.

The iNetVu antenna systems configured with ViaSat LinkStar® modems are going to be deployed by China Netcom, the third largest telecom operator in China and the official partner of the 2008 Olympic Games for delivery of telecommunication services.

"We are pleased that SATNET and China Netcom have selected the C-COM manufactured iNetVu Mobile to provide emergency response communications for this prestigious event. With a large number of iNetVu systems already deployed throughout China, the selection of the iNetVu to provide back up emergency communications during the 2008 Olympic Games is a great testimony for its ease of use and reliability.

A large number of iNetVu Mobile systems sold in China are equipped with Viasat LinkStar modems and our resellers have been very successful in selling ViaSat based iNetVu systems to a number of high profile Chinese customers," said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems.

"The iNetVu is a strong brand in the Chinese market; its reliable performance and high quality provide our customers with confidence in their iNetVu System. The synergies of our marketing efforts with C-COM's iNetVu and ViaSat's LinkStar® have proven a great success in 2007" says Jian Liu, President of SATNET. "As one of China Netcom partners, SATNET is always seeking out the best and most reliable products around the world for mission critical applications such as emergency response for use during the 2008 Olympic Games. C-COM's iNetVu Mobile system is the most logical and dependable choice for this application."

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.

About China SATNET Communications Technology Co.

SATNET Communications is the largest VSAT operator in China, serving mainly
China's banking and securities industries for circuit back-up and disaster recovery. The company operates 3 VSAT hubs and supports more than 5,000 two-way VSAT terminals. SATNET has strategic alliances with China Netcom Group Corporation, SINOSAT, AsiaSat, and APSTAR and is also a leader in the emergency communications market. www.vsat.com.cn

About ViaSat

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides web-centric networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. ViaSat offices and engineering support in China are located in Beijing. www.viasat.com

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