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Two New Members for the Satellite Industry Assciation O3b Networks and ITT Exelis

02/07/2013

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2013) - The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that O3b Networks and ITT Exelis have joined as new members. "SIA welcomes O3b Networks and ITT Exelis as its first new members of 2013," SIA President, Patricia Cooper said. "O3b Networks and ITT Exelis, Inc. bring innovation and diversity to SIA's growing global satellite service provider membership."

O3b Networks will be launching and operating a global constellation of Medium Earth Orbit Ka-band satellites, providing Internet backbone for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, to enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system will combine the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber‐optic network to enable low latency, high‐speed, affordable, Internet and mobile connectivity to consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries.

ITT Exelis is an experienced provider of networked communications and satellite technology. Exelis provides mission-critical and next generation solutions for the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance market. In addition, Exelis has extensive experience in satellite technologies including remote sensing satellite systems and GPS satellite payloads, active and motion imaging, anti-jam signal generation data encryption, information processing and systems performance modeling and simulation.

About The Satellite Industry Association
SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing worldwide representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. Since its creation more than fifteen years ago, SIA advocates for the unified voice of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business.
SIA Executive Members include: Artel, Inc.; The Boeing Company; The DIRECTV Group; EchoStar Satellite Services LLC; Harris CapRock Communications; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Intelsat, S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; LightSquared; Lockheed Martin Corporation.; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Rockwell Collins Government Systems; SES S.A.; and Space Systems/Loral. SIA Associate Members include: AIS Engineering, Inc.; ATK Inc.; Cisco; Cobham SATCOM Land Systems; Comtech EF Data Corp.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Encompass Government Solutions; Eutelsat, Inc.; Exelis Inc.; Globecomm Systems, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; iDirect Government Technologies; Inmarsat, Inc.; ITT Exelis; Marshall Communications Corporation.; MTN Government Services; NewSat America, Inc.; O3b Networks Ltd; Orbital Sciences Corporation; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Spacecom, Ltd.; Spacenet Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; ViaSat, Inc., and XTAR, LLC.

About O3b Networks
O3b Networks Ltd is a global satellite service provider building a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system will combine the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber‐optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low‐cost, high‐speed, low latency Internet and mobile connectivity. O3b Networks’ investors are SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart. O3b Networks is headquartered in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.

About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com.

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Contact:
Marie-Pierre Pluvinage
Tel: +1 202 503 1562
[email protected]

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