SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

February 10, 2006 19:30 ET

Norsat Breaks Ground in Africa: Secures Order From Tanzanian-Based Sahara Communications

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 10, 2006 -- Norsat International (TSX: NII); (OTC BB: NSATF) announced today that it has secured an order from Tanzanian-based media conglomerate, Sahara Communications and Publishing Company Limited, following an extensive evaluation process. Sahara has ordered the Norsat NewsLink portable terminal to transmit studio-quality video content live from the site of breaking stories.

Tanzania-based Sahara Communications and Publishing offers radio, Internet and television services; and is the parent of Star Television, a national television station.

The Norsat NewsLink™ enables broadcast quality video in a compact, portable satellite terminal. The terminal supports industry standard MPEG-2/DVB-S encoding and is built to survive harsh conditions similar to those found in Tanzania. The Norsat NewsLink™ is also easy-to-use and can be setup in the field within minutes by non-technical personnel.

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Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. For more than 25 years, Norsat has built a strong reputation in the field of satellite technology by providing its customers with innovative products and has now sold over 2.5 million products in 87 countries. Norsat's latest innovations include the Norsat OmniLink™ and GLOBETrekker lines of portable satellite terminal products that provide rapidly deployable broadband satellite data and video connectivity in areas where traditional communications infrastructure is insufficient, damaged, or non-existent. Additional information is available at Additional investor information is available through email at: or by phone, 1-604-292-9000 or toll-free in Canada and the U.S., 1-888-667-7281.

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