Inmarsat Deploys Redknee

Mobile satellite service provider has launched Redknee’s real-time Turnkey Converged Billing solution

January 2, 2009

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TORONTO -- Redknee (TSX /AIM: RKN), a leading provider of mission-critical software and solutions for communications service providers, today announces that Inmarsat, plc (“Inmarsat”), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has launched Redknee’s real-time Turnkey Converged Billing solution to address the prepaid charging needs of its Broadband Global Area Network (“BGAN”) service.

Redknee successfully won the mandate from Inmarsat (announced on February 11, 2008) to deliver a flexible charging platform for its BGAN service, which is supplied by distributors in a number of geographies. After a competitive tender process, Inmarsat selected Redknee’s Turnkey Converged Billing solution because it provides the flexibility required to support its many satellite communications distributors with a number of dynamic pricing plans across a number of services - including voice, SMS and other data services.

According to analyst firm Northern Sky Research (NSR), commercial satellite revenue is expected to increase 56% to $12.9Billion US by 2017. Inmarsat’s award-winning BGAN solution delivers up to 492kbps of data anywhere on the planet, and enables Internet access with full audio and video streaming capabilities in some of the most remote regions of the globe. Redknee’s Turnkey Converged Billing solution provides Inmarsat with real-time, prepaid charging for voice, messaging and data, along with the ability to integrate fully with its existing client relationship management platform.

Michael Butler, President and COO of Inmarsat, said:

“We needed a pre-paid billing solution that would meet our high standards and those of our distribution partners. Redknee’s Turnkey Converged Billing solution has met the challenge once again by addressing the billing and charging needs of our innovative BGAN service, with a solution that also provides flexibility to meet future billing requirements.”

Redknee Inc. (Toronto TSX: RKN)

Inmarsat plc (London: ISAT)

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