OneWeb acquires TrustComm as it deepens US government links

OneWeb acquires TrustComm as it deepens US government links
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British satellite operator OneWeb is acquiring Texas-based TrustComm to offer Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network and connectivity services to US government clients.

OneWeb operates innovative LEO satellites which provide high-speed, low latency connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities around the world. 

The company was acquired by the UK government and Bharti Group last year and continues to make headlines. In April, GEO satellite giant Eutelsat took a quarter stake in OneWeb. Back in January, OneWeb received $400 million from SoftBank and Hughes Network Group.

Now the company is using some of the significant capital it’s raised to acquire TrustComm, a company it first partnered with a couple of months back.

Dylan Browne, Head of Government Services at OneWeb, said:

“OneWeb’s acquisition of TrustComm underpins our strategy to rapidly scale satellite communications service to the US Department of Defense and other government agencies as they look to integrate high throughput, low latency solutions to meet new connectivity demands.

We are excited to have TrustComm join our team and leverage their strong reputation providing the remote communications our customers want, particularly in Alaska and the Arctic.”

TrustComm is based at the secure Ellington Joint Base in Houston, Texas and provides managed satellite communications and professional services to governments and commercial organisations.

A part of the acquisition, a new proxy subsidiary of OneWeb will be created that will help the satellite operator introduce its services to TrustComm’s clients. The new subsidiary will be led by TrustComm CEO Bob Roe.

“The TrustComm team is thrilled to be joining OneWeb at the dawn of this new era of satcom services,” commented Roe. “TrustComm’s heritage and customer-focused support teams will enable us to expand the portfolio of services we offer and allow us to pursue new opportunities.”

“This is an exciting development and we look forward to taking our government business to new heights in the coming year.”

OneWeb will offer the US Department of Defense and other government clients a new suite of services with network speeds up to 195 Mbps, lower latency, smaller and more compact multi-orbit user terminals, and built-in network management tools providing substantial economic savings over traditional GEO sales models.

(Image Credit: OneWeb)

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