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Febryary, the 5th 2010

Elcoteq becomes Inmarsat's Manufacturing and Life Cycle Services Partner for Global Handheld Satellite Phone

Elcoteq SE has been selected as the global manufacturing and Life Cycle Services partner for Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Elcoteq will start manufacturing IsatPhone Pro, Inmarsat's first global handheld satellite phone, in its facility in Tallinn, Estonia during the second quarter of 2010. The launch of the new product is planned for June 2010.

The agreement with Elcoteq covers the Life Cycle Services that include engineering services, component sourcing, NPI and prototyping, box-build, manufacturing and repair services for the products. Elcoteq has been Inmarsat's design partner in the product's finalization and industrialization of the IsatPhone Pro.

"Elcoteq's experience in product industrialization and manufacturing, in addition to their excellent service offering, were the key reasons for choosing Elcoteq. The project from design finalization phase to current ramp-up has proven that Elcoteq is a reliable partner with a very customer-orientated approach," says Perry Melton, COO of Inmarsat.

"We are very pleased to have Inmarsat as our partner.  Inmarsat's high standards on different areas of service and our service offering match well. We are committed to deliver and make sure this will be a successful long-term business for both parties," says Tommi Pettersson, President of Elcoteq's System Solutions business unit.

About Elcoteq:

Elcoteq SE is the global Life Cycle Service Partner for high-tech product and service companies.

Engineering, Manufacturing, Fulfillment and After Market Services are the corner stones of Elcoteq's extensive service offering. Elcoteq has a proven track record in electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and a global factory network coupled with modern manufacturing equipment and consistent systems and processes.

Products include Consumer Electronics devices such as mobile phones and their accessories, set-top boxes, flat panel TVs as well as System Solutions products such as infrastructure systems, modules and other industrial segment products.

The Group's consolidated net sales for 2008 totaled 3.4 billion euros and it employs approximately 11,000 persons. Elcoteq SE is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Ltd. 

For further information:
Satu Jaatinen
Communications Manager
Tommi Pettersson, President, Elcoteq System Solutions, tel. +358 10 43 1654

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