Deal further strengthens NSSLGlobal’s position as a global maritime satcom powerhouse
Redhill, UK, 3 December 2018 — Award-winning global satcom provider NSSLGlobal and MX1, a fully owned subsidiary of SES, have entered into an agreement under which NSSLGlobal has acquired the assets and activities of Station 711, a business unit within MX1 focussed on providing the maritime market with innovative communication solutions.
Station 711 is a fully-fledged Inmarsat Tier 1 Distribution Partner and Value-Added Reseller for FleetBroadband and Global Xpress. Station 711 has been servicing maritime customers for the last twenty years in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and is renowned for its on-board value added services.
Henrik Christensen, CEO, NSSLGlobal Continental Europe says: “With this acquisition NSSLGlobal gains access to new customers, markets and innovative solutions, and thus consolidates its position as one of the world’s premier maritime satellite communication providers servicing more than 3,000 vessels globally with L-band, Ku-band and Ka-band services.”
NSSLGlobal will as part of the acquisition take over all activities of Station 711 including smart@sea, crewtalk and Station 711s Customer Network Infrastructure.
Zeev Steinlauf, General Manager, Station 711, adds: “NSSLGlobal and Station 711 have a common go-to-market philosophy based around bringing value to customers through differentiation and excellent customer service. I’m confident that both our customers and our employees will benefit from being part of the NSSLGlobal group going forward.”
The acquisition was completed on November 30th 2018.
Notes to editors:
NSSLGlobal is a leading independent provider of satellite communications and IT solutions with innovation and customer service at the core of its DNA. It has service and sales offices globally including UK, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Norway, Singapore, US and South Africa.
With 50 years of experience in the government and maritime mobility markets, NSSLGlobal provides best-in-class satellite solutions working in partnership with some of the largest MSS and VSAT satellite operators including Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya, Telesat, Eutelsat, Intelsat, SES and JCSAT.
NSSLGlobal is forging a reputation as an engineering powerhouse by expanding its R&D and global support capabilities through targeted acquisitions such as the “SatLink” Hub and Modem technology, which is at the core of NSSLGlobal’s world class VSAT network; and snap.tv which provides a range of crew entertainment services which is unique to the industry and ensures that NSSLGlobal can steer the development and support roadmap to suit its customer’s needs.
NSSLGlobal offers an expanding portfolio of leading-edge in-house solutions such as its next generation Cruise Control+ that provides cybersecurity assurance and IT managed services to support the move to digitalisation thereby freeing up customer’s time to focus on vessel’s operational priorities.
In June 2018, NSSLGlobal fully acquired UK Electronic Solutions Ltd, the creators of Oceanic Dynamics; an all-encompassing motion and impact monitoring system designed for the Offshore Wind Energy market. This is now the NSSLGlobal’s dedicated Wind Energy division based in Newcastle, UK which specialises in providing offshore communications and applications.
In early 2018, NSSLGlobal launched NSSLGlobal Technologies, its new R&D division where its two recent Norwegian acquisitions were combined. This includes Norwegian IPTV company snap.tv (acquired in December 2016), which focuses on multi-cast entertainment services over VSAT networks aimed at maritime and offshore companies as well as the acquisition of the SatLink communications technology; a premier maritime VSAT Hub and Modem technology (acquired at the end of 2017).
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Founded in 2000, Station711 offers complete satellite communication service packages, including customized solutions helping our customers increase efficiency and profitability.
Station711 is a dynamic continually developing company that prides itself on its close customer relations – taking the time to learn and understand the customers and their needs, before offering complete and tailored service packages that suit their exact requirements. This, together with 24/7 support by a team of experienced technicians and engineers, allows customers to improve efficiency and increase profitability.
Station711 offers a comprehensive range of mobile satellite communication services for the Maritime, Land and Aviation sectors, based on partnership and cooperation with Inmarsat, Beam and Iridium as well as technology developed in-house.
Smart@sea — a maritime communications gateway — including UTM security, crew welfare voice and data module, real-time IP traffic compression, acceleration, caching and filtering, VoIP platform, and centralised management interface — all through a single unified platform.
Crewtalk – an on-board voice gateway. Integrated with the FleetBroadband Multivoice service crewtalk allows for up to nine simultaneous voice calls on a PBX.
MX1 is a world-leading provider of media services. It works with media businesses to transform content into the ultimate viewer experience for a global audience, offering a full range of content management, delivery, and value-added digital media services. Every day, MX1 distributes more than 2,500 TV channels, manages the playout of over 500 channels, delivers syndicated content to more than 120 leading subscription VOD platforms, and delivers over 8,000 hours of online video streaming and 500 hours of premium sports and live events. The new company has 16 offices worldwide, and operates six state-of-the-art media centres, enabling customers to reach billions of people around the world. MX1 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES.
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