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Inmarsat Partners with Sasken to Bring to Market the IsatPhone 2

Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. (BSE: 532663)(NSE: SASKEN), today announced that it has successfully delivered full phone development of Inmarsat’s IsatPhone 2 satellite mobile handset. Sasken was deeply involved with all aspects of development; including software, hardware, mechanical design, antenna design, system integration, testing, as well as manufacturing support. This engagement follows a successful partnership the two companies had earlier, for the development of IsatPhone Pro in 2010.

The IsatPhone 2 provides improved features and functionalities such as faster network registration, higher voice quality, voice mail, extended battery life, emergency assistance, built-in E-compass, tracking, bluetooth connectivity; all packaged in an ergonomic and ruggedized handheld specifically designed and developed by Sasken.

“Sasken is once again proud to be a key partner behind the successful delivery of IsatPhone 2 for Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of mobile satellite communications”, said Anjan Lahiri, CEO, Sasken.

“This reinforces our capability in Productization, Commercialization and Maintenance of products across the technology spectrum in demanding environments.”

Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Enterprise said: “We are pleased with the capability and commitment demonstrated by Sasken in developing a high quality robust handheld for our satellite phone portfolio. Sasken has been a reliable partner to us for over a decade; supporting us in delivering products and services that exceed the expectations of our customers around the world.”

Sasken developed the IsatPhone 2 from multiple locations around the globe working in tandem. Sasken’s team in Finland took ownership of hardware design, while software was developed and integrated in India; whereas satellite specific testing was carried out in Indonesia, parts of Europe and North America as well as other key markets.

Manoj Damodar, Client Partner and Head, EMEA Business, Sasken, said: “Leveraging our extensive experience in developing mobile devices, and combining our deep knowledge of communication protocols, multimedia, UI, middleware, mobility applications and testing expertise, we were able to successfully deliver the IsatPhone 2 for Inmarsat.”

Sasken will continue to augment capabilities to deliver innovative products and solutions for customers across the technology and communications ecosystem.

About Inmarsat:
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com. Inmarsat’s owned and operated commercial L-band communication satellites, comprising a total of 10 spacecrafts form the backbone of the world’s most versatile, reliable, mobile satellite communications network. Flying in geosynchronous orbit 35,786km (22,236 miles) above the Earth, the satellites are positioned to give seamless global coverage.

About Sasken:
Sasken (www.sasken.com) is an R&D Technology Solutions company that helps businesses, across the Communication & Consumer value chain, accelerate product development life cycles. Sasken offers a unique combination of R&D Consultancy, Wireless Software products, Solutions & Services for Consumer Electronics & Network Engineering Services and works with Network OEMs, Semiconductor Vendors, Handset OEMs, Consumer Electronics OEMs and Operators across the world.

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