In corporate terms, TrustComm will become known as OneWeb Technologies Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of OneWeb, and will be led by its former CEO Bob Roe. It leads the way for OneWeb’s further involvement with government and military services.
Announcing completion of the deal, it writes:
“Under the terms of a Proxy Agreement with the United States Government, OneWeb Technologies will be tasked with providing governments of the “Five Eyes” alliance (U.S., U.K. Canada, Australia, and New Zealand); NATO; the U.N. and other strategic partners with global, next-generation, satellite connectivity. Led by former TrustComm CEO Bob Roe, OneWeb Technologies will be focused on meeting the complex needs of government customers.”
OneWeb described the Texas-based TrustComm as having “a proven track record of serving complex, integrated user requirements of government users”.
“Closing this deal represents an incredible opportunity for OneWeb to take the security first, high-performance, low-latency service we will deliver to the enterprise and make it available to meet government users’ needs,” said Neil Masterson, CEO of OneWeb.
The company highlights that it is on track to deliver coverage above the 50th parallel North later this year – Alaska, Canada, and the wider Arctic Region. This will, it says, reach areas that have historically been hard to connect, whether due to spread out communities or challenging terrain.
It plans to deliver global coverage by the end of 2022.
“We look forward to taking our relationship with government customers as a trusted partner and operator of secure, resilient satellite communications to a new level,” said Roe. “By joining OneWeb, OneWeb Technologies is positioned to serve clients, existing and new, who are seeking faster network speeds, lower latency, more compact multi-orbit user terminals and built-in network management tools with security at all levels of the architecture.”
The company was established in 1999 as a provider of managed satellite communications and professional services to commercial organisations and governments.
Its services range from broadband Internet access, VoIP and voice, video conferencing and data communications for business continuity to emergency response and tactical field deployment.
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