SOURCE: WCC

August 31, 2005 08:00 ET

Satellite Phone Expert Available to Discuss Communications After Hurricane Katrina's Devastation

CHANDLER, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 31, 2005 --


WHO:         World Communication Center (WCC), www.wcclp.com,
             a leading provider of global satellite voice and
             data communications.
             
             Weldon Knape, CEO of WCC, is available to address
             how satellite phones play a critical role in
             natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
             
             WCC has already shipped over 100 satellite
             phones, including 30 last week in anticipation of
             the devastation. Companies requesting phones
             include telecommunications providers, utilities,
             municipalities, hospitals, disaster relief
             organizations, and others.
             
WHAT:        Katrina has stopped communications and power
             across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, etc. -
             The seriousness of the situation was underscored
             today when Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco
             stated that there are no communications
             throughout the state.
             
             In the devastating aftermath, satellite phones
             provide the only means of voice communication
             in/out of New Orleans and other areas now in
             crisis.
             
             Satellite phones don't require special equipment
             to use and can connect with cellular or landline
             phones in non-affected areas. Calls requesting
             satellite phones continue to pour in to WCC.
             

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