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Inmarsat’s mobile 64 kbit/s Mobile ISDN services and solutions can be seen
on the Inmarsat Stand A06, Hall 25

Inmarsat Limited, a leading global mobile satellite communications
company, is showing high bandwidth data solutions for businesses at CeBit
2001 in Germany. The solutions on show by Inmarsat and its partners all
utilise the company’s Global Area Network (GAN) service providing up to 64
kbit/s data rates to land-based locations almost everywhere in the world.

The GAN ISDN service is used where large volumes of information need to be
accessed from regional locations, such as businesses operating beyond the
reach of the traditional cellular or fibre-optic networks, or where the
quality of these existing services cannot be relied upon.

Inmarsat GAN allows businesses to access and share data from their
corporate LANs and WANs in virtually whatever location they are operating

“Reliable voice and data communications via Inmarsat can produce tangible
benefits for the businesses,” said Michael Butler, managing director of
Inmarsat Ltd.

“Our GAN service was established on the principle that geographical
location shouldn’t be an impediment for businesses to communicate and
share critical information. Businesses should be able to access the same
IT systems they have back at headquarters to access critical data from
wherever they need to,” Michael Butler added.

GAN was specifically designed to address the increasing need for higher
bandwidth, mobile data communications from Enterprises, both multinational
and SME. It allows businesses to access and send and receive high
quality, bandwidth intensive information from almost everywhere in the
world at speeds of up to 64 kbit/s. Access is available to the end user
via portable, mobile satcoms units weighing 4 kg.

In addition to quality voice and fax applications, GAN supports a number
of communications solutions including: remote LAN, email, e-commerce and
Internet access, image transfer and store-and-forward video services.

Inmarsat's mobile packet data service is scheduled to go live later this
year and will then represent the first mobile network with global coverage
able to support IP protocol.

The availability of Mobile Packet Data Service via GAN will allow mobile
satellite communications users to be charged for the amount of data they
send or receive over the network and not for the amount of time they spend

Stephen Rogers, director of marketing communications, said: "Inmarsat's
GAN allows seamless communications between enterprise headquarters and
their personnel on locations virtually anywhere in the world. In addition
to quality voice and fax applications, GAN supports a number of
communications solutions including: remote LAN, email, e-commerce and
Internet access, image transfer and store-and-forward video services. In
fact virtually everything companies need to do business in today’s world

Inmarsat plans to introduce its Broadband Global Area Network (B-GAN)
network in 2004. This will provide data rates of up to 432 kbit/s to most
of the world’s population using the Inmarsat-4 satellites. A regional
B-GAN service is planned to be launched next year (2002) to businesses in
the Middle East and parts of Europe, the Asian Subcontinent and Africa.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this announcement constitute “forward-looking
statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results,
performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially
different from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These
factors include [general economic and business conditions; changes in
technology; structural change in the satellite industry; relationships
with customers; competition; and ability to attract personnel]. You are
cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak
only as of the date of this announcement. We undertake no obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in
our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances.

About Inmarsat Limited

· Inmarsat Ltd owns and operates a global satellite network and
delivers its solutions through a global distribution network of
approximately 200 distributors and other service providers operating in
over 150 countries to end users in the maritime, land and aeronautical

· Inmarsat Ltd has a portfolio of satellite solutions, including
voice, fax, intranet and internet access and other data services.

· Inmarsat Ltd has over 20 years of experience in designing,
implementing and operating satellite networks.

· At the end of December 2000, approximately 200,000 terminals were
registered to access Inmarsat Ltd’s services.

· Inmarsat Ltd is also supported by partners in the fields of
equipment manufacture, software provision and systems integration.

· Inmarsat Ltd is a subsidiary of Inmarsat Ventures Ltd

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Sarah Taylor or Dominic Cook at Inmarsat on +44 20 7728 1579/1256,
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