Tesacom Receives Iridium Certification for Maritime Satellite Communication and Tracking System

January 27, 2011

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tesacom
announces that Iridium Communications Inc. (“Iridium”) has certified its new
VKI maritime satellite communication system for operation on the Iridium

The new Tesacom VKI product provides integrated voice, data, email and
vessel tracking solutions for the maritime sector, including commercial,
military, fishing and recreational vessels. The satellite terminal is very
easy to install and provides high-quality voice, short text messaging, email
and internet access, as well as monitoring tracking and alert reporting. It
can be used indoors for connection to remote staff members, and allows for a
reliable communications tool in the case of an emergency or disaster.

Jose Sanchez Elia, CEO of Tesacom, said, “With Iridium’s global coverage
and flexible services, and Tesacom’s commitment to providing its customers
with the highest quality value for cost-saving solutions on the market,
Tesacom VKI is the choice for anyone sailing around the world.”

“The Tesacom VKI LRIT system is an excellent example of the innovative
solutions being developed by our value-added partners,” said Greg Ewert,
executive vice president, global distribution channels, Iridium. “Partners
like Tesacom are a key element in solidifying our position as market leader
in mobile satellite communications.”

“Tesacom is honoured to receive the Iridium certification coinciding with
the Iridium Annual Partner Conference and pleased to add the Tesacom VKI
solution to its extensive product line and present it today to the Iridium
Service Provider Community,” added Elia.

About Tesacom:

Tesacom is South America’s leading provider of remote telecommunications
solutions, serving more than 8,500 customers in the government, maritime, oil
& gas, agriculture, first responder, mining, transportation and military
markets. With offices and regulatory compliance in Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, Tesacom offers a wide range of
integrated communications solutions, including satellite voice & data and
text messaging. The Company also offers a full range of value-added
applications, including network integration, asset tracking and control,
automatic vehicle location, vessel monitoring, dispatch and logistics
control, and ECDIS & G-ECDIS integration for civil and military maritime
applications. Tesacom provides 24×7 customer support in Spanish, Portuguese
and English. Please, visit http://www.tesacom.net for more information.

About Iridium Communications Inc.

Iridium Communications Inc. (http://www.iridium.com) is the only mobile
satellite service (MSS) company offering coverage over the entire globe. The
Iridium constellation of low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites
provides critical voice and data services for areas not served by terrestrial
communication networks. Iridium serves commercial markets through a worldwide
network of distributors, and provides services to the U.S. Department of
Defense and other U.S. and international government agencies. The company’s
customers represent a broad spectrum of industry, including maritime,
aeronautical, government/defense, public safety, utilities, oil/gas, mining,
forestry, heavy equipment and transportation. Iridium has launched a major
development program for its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium
NEXT. The company is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A. and trades on the
NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbols IRDM (common stock),
IRDMW ($7.00 warrants), IRDMZ ($11.50 warrants) and IRDMU (units).

For more information on TESACOM please visit http://www.tesacom.net

SOURCE Tesacom

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