MASDAR - Banner

OneWeb expands U.S. footprint with acquisition of TrustComm

Paris, 11 May 2021. – OneWeb acquires the Texas-based TrustComm “to offer its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network and connectivity services to U.S. government clients and TrustComm customers”, the company said.

TrustComm was established in 1999 as a provider of managed satellite communications and professional services to commercial organizations and governments, OneWeb said.

It offers services ranging from broadband Internet access, VoIP and voice, video conferencing and data communications for business continuity to emergency response, tactical field deployment, and temporary use.

TrustComm is based at “the highly secure” Ellington Joint Base in Houston, Texas, OneWeb added.

The companies did not disclose the terms of the transaction which is expected to close in 2021.

OneWeb is building a constellation of 648 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, global gateways and air, maritime, and land user terminals and wants to provide commercial services across the Arctic in late 2021, expanding it to global coverage in 2022.

Check Also

#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Going into Space PART 2

This is the second part of an op-end article reflecting the EuroDefense network ongoing work from several national chapters with the objective to recommend a common ambitious high-level vision for European advancement in the Space Domain as it proves critical to Europe’s prosperity, security and defence.   Europe should build a space strategic culture that accentuates its strengths, minimizes its weaknesses and articulates and justifies its goals to the world and to itself.