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Norsat and Atlas Telecom Announce Partnership


Vancouver, BC and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02/22/2005 -- Atlas Telecom and Norsat International (TSX: NII) (OTC BB: NSATF) today announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement to address key markets in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (G.C.C.) region for Norsatís flagship OmniLinkô portable satellite terminal family. Atlas Telecom will promote Norsatís products in the region and provide Tier I, post-sales support to customers.

ďAtlas shares a very similar business philosophy to our own. We both believe in having a very close relationship with the customer. They are one of the largest satellite concerns in the region and they already have deep roots into many of the target organizations. They are well-respected and customers know what they are getting when they buy Atlas. We are very excited about this partnership,Ē explains Cameron Hunter, CEO and President, Norsat International.

ďWe are pleased to have partnered with Norsat. Atlas had been looking for the right solution for this region and it had been difficult to find a product that is considered both competitive and reliable. We wanted to make sure that the product was going to be able stand up to the test of this market,Ē said Arild Fotland, General Manager, Atlas Telecom.

The partnership agreement has been signed. Norsat International will provide ongoing technical assistance to Atlas.

About Norsat International Inc.

Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets satellite products for high-speed data transmission. For more than 25 years, Norsat has built a strong reputation in the field of satellite technology by providing its customers with innovative products and has now sold millions of products around the world. Norsatís latest innovation is the Norsat OmniLinkô line of portable satellite terminal products that provide rapidly deployable broadband satellite data and video connectivity in areas where traditional communications infrastructure is insufficient, damaged, or non-existent. Norsat is located in British Columbia, Canada and can be found on the Internet at

About Atlas Telecom

Atlas Telecommunication,, is a UAE-based company founded in 1983 and one of the leading providers of Fixed, Marine and Mobile VSAT Solutions in the Middle East that meet government, corporate and individual requirements for fast, flexible and geographically dispersed two-way Internet/Intranet access world wide.

Atlas Telecommunications offers customers VSAT systems that will provide VoIP Telephony, Broadband Internet Access, and Data Transfer. The Airtime and VoIP telephone services are all offered by using Atlas Telecommunications through its sister company, Sky Stream (, who operates a NOC and Teleport, which makes Atlas Telecommunications the customerís partner for all future provision of satellite telecommunications.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to general economic conditions, changes in technology, reliance on third party manufacturing, managing rapid growth, global sales risks, limited intellectual property protection and other risks and uncertainties described in Norsatís public filings with securities regulatory authorities.


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