COMSAT A n d MCI Sign Interconnection Agreement

COMSAT Maritime Services recently announced that it has signed an agreement with MCI International (MCII) to interconnect MCII's long distance telephone network with COMSAT coast earth stations for telephone service to and from ships at sea. As a result, MCI telephone subscribers with international dialing capability will be able to direct-dial vessels equipped with International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) ship earth stations. In addition, the cost of COMSAT satellite telephone calls can be charged to MCI credit card accounts.

COMSAT is a publicly traded company based in Washington, D.C. As the U.S. member of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) and the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT), it links the United States by satellite with more than 160 other nations and over 6,500 ships at sea and offshore facilities.

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