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Highdeal Signs Agreement with Mobile Satellite Ventures to Support Its Next Generation Hybrid Communications Network

SOA-compliant solution will support industry’s most advanced BSS/OSS infrastructure.

New York, NY, March 14, 2008 --( Highdeal, the world’s leading provider of pricing & rating solutions, today announced that Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV), a leading supplier of mobile satellite communications services throughout the US and Canada, has chosen the Highdeal Transactive® advanced billing solution for its next-generation network.

The solution is part of an innovative infrastructure designed to meet the needs of MSV’s unique wholesale-based business model. Highdeal Transactive will serve as the pricing, rating and billing platform supporting MSV’s all IP 4G wireless satellite-terrestrial communications network.

MSV is a leading supplier of mobile satellite communications services delivering mobile wireless voice and data services primarily for public safety, security, fleet management and asset tracking throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition, MSV holds the first FCC license to provide hybrid satellite-terrestrial services. The company plans to launch two satellites in 2009 and 2010,which are expected to be among the largest and most powerful commercial satellites ever built, and will provide seamless and ubiquitous coverage of the United States and Canada.

While providing their services on a wholesale basis, MSV expects to also develop a new market of virtual mobile service resellers who are anticipated to look to MSV to provide not only the services, but operational management, such as customer support and billing.

MSV chose Highdeal after a comprehensive RFP process in which the leading vendors in the billing industry were evaluated. Highdeal Transactive was selected not only for service pricing flexibility and feature-rich capabilities, but most importantly because of Transactive’s ability to support logical integration to other solutions with a systems approach that excels in a componentized architecture.

MSV’s objective is to build a partner-ready “back office” using a unified architecture that focuses holistically on traditional categories of OSS/BSS, Service Delivery Platform and IMS core networks. The result is an Integrated Service Delivery Framework – a collection of Best of Breed components that includes Transactive for pricing, packaging, bundling and billing.

“Mobile Satellite Ventures is implementing the most forward-thinking OSS/BSS infrastructure in the industry,” said Camilla Dahlen, President, Highdeal Inc. “By leveraging technology standards like SOA and a component-based architecture, they will enable their customers to create the world’s most innovative offerings including mash-ups, rich-media services and mobile SaaS applications.

“Their focus on SOA and service enablement will raise the standards for service providers globally while their reseller customers will benefit from industry-leading capabilities and monetization flexibility. We are pleased to be selected after such a thorough evaluation process and look forward to helping MSV reach its corporate objectives.”

“As MSV designs its next-generation 4G-enabled communications network, we are selecting partners with capabilities and solutions that exceed industry standards and meet our demanding SOA and interoperability requirements,” said David Claassen, vice president, Core Engineering for MSV. “Highdeal Transactive provides us a standard-setting billing solution that will fulfill the needs of MSV’s hybrid satellite-terrestrial system.”

About Mobile Satellite Ventures
MSV is Redefining Wireless Communications™ by developing a hybrid satellite-terrestrial communications network, which it expects will provide seamless, transparent and ubiquitous wireless coverage of the United States and Canada to conventional handsets. MSV holds the first FCC license to provide hybrid satellite-terrestrial services. MSV plans to launch two satellites for coverage throughout the United States and Canada, which are expected to be among the largest and most powerful commercial satellites ever built. When completed, the network is expected to support communications in a variety of areas including public safety, homeland security, aviation, transportation and entertainment, by providing a platform for interoperable, user-friendly and feature-rich voice and high-speed data services. Mobile Satellite Ventures is a joint venture between Mobile Satellite Ventures LP and Mobile Satellite Ventures (Canada) Inc. MSVLP is owned and controlled by SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:SKYT).

About Highdeal
Highdeal is the world's leading provider of Pricing & Rating solutions. By delivering unconstrained usage-based business models coupled with real-time, multi-party transaction management, Highdeal solves the billing problem for service providers. Proven by 200 deployments in more than 50 countries, the Highdeal Transactive® software solution provides greater business agility and lower TCO. From telecoms, Internet and media sectors, to transportation, logistics, and financial markets, businesses across the service economy rely on Highdeal to increase their competitiveness. For more information, visit

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