INMARSAT SELECTS XANTIC TO BECOME BGAN LAUNCH PARTNER

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Xantic has been selected by Inmarsat to become a prospective launch Distribution Partner for the new BGAN services which will become available to the market in 2005. Xantic already won the contract to host the BGAN platform for Inmarsat at Xantic’s Land Earth Station in Burum, the Netherlands. Both hosting the platform as well as being a Distribution Partner positions Xantic as an ideal supplier of BGAN services.

Xantic already built its own PoP in 2003 for both Regional BGAN and BGAN in order to develop a full range of value added services to its customers. The Xantic infrastructure is placed between the Inmarsat Regional BGAN / BGAN system and the Internet in order to develop a value added services platform. This distinguishes Xantic’s offering from the basic Regional BGAN / BGAN service. They provide users cost control, firewall management, full traffic information, pre-paid facilities, high security options, easy VPN access, messaging services and a full IP range.

The BGAN service will be a complete and easy to use mobile satellite solution. With higher bandwidth of up to 432kbit/s and improved portability via a broad selection of terminals, BGAN will also offer great opportunities for customers outside the traditional range of mobile satellite communication users. Xantic is very keen to exploit these opportunities in new markets and will use its in-house IP expertise and its extensive world wide distribution network to offer a complete, high quality, simple to use and accessible BGAN service to its customers.