Global Beam Telecom Joins Viasat’s ELEVATE Program to Provide Remote Connectivity and Industrial IoT


ELEVATE membership will support its global growth in various industry sectors, including energy, mining, utility, transport, humanitarian, and NGOs.

CARLSBAD., Calif., March, 26, 2024 – Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global leader in satellite communications, today announced Global Beam Telecom, a global satcom solutions provider, has joined its ELEVATE program. 

ELEVATE is a growth program, ecosystem and marketplace for ambitious IoT solution providers, connectivity wholesalers, enablers and OEMs who want to work with Viasat to use its network and footprint to scale new heights. Global Beam Telecom’s portfolio of products and services covers the broad spectrum of secure satellite communications, including fixed and mobile turnkey solutions that enable customers to track, monitor, and control remote assets.

As part of the program, Global Beam Telecom will benefit from access to Viasat’s global L-band network – amplifying its ability to provide Internet of Things (IoT) and satellite connectivity services. Through partnerships with the world's leading network providers, Global Beam Telecom delivers remote and mobile connectivity solutions to clients across the MENA region.

Founded in 2013, Global Beam Telecom is a satellite telecommunication solutions company based in Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates and led by a global team of professionals with extensive satcom skills and industry experience.  As part of the program, Global Beam will gain access to Viasat’s broader partner network, creating opportunities to collaborate on additional niche communications solutions for its customers.

  • Transport: advanced fuel auditing for enhanced efficiency and reduced costs
  • Mining: remote monitoring and surveillance of mining facilities, with real-time data transfer, to improve decision-making
  • Aid & NGO: environmental data acquisition and monitoring over satellite to aid disaster response
  • Workforce: enhance worker safety, security and connectivity in remote locations 
  • Utility: monitor critical infrastructure and reduce unexpected downtime via intelligent alerts on crucial equipment

ELEVATE’s marketplace will help the company attract new customers in locations without reliable connectivity, or those which have mission-critical connectivity needs.  For customers, it gives access to a broad choice of satellite connectivity and IoT solutions developed by a range of providers to enhance the efficiency, safety and sustainability of their businesses.

Simon Hawkins, Vice President, Enterprise Commercial & Innovation at Viasat said "ELEVATE is the go-to destination for satellite IoT innovation. It’s specifically aimed at helping our partners easily leverage the latest technology to meet some of the greatest challenges the planet faces today. By combining forces with forward thinking companies like Global Beam Telecom, we can work together to help meet our clients' mission-critical requirements across diverse industries.”

Shabeer Mohammad, Founder & Managing Director at Global Beam Telecom said “Our rich industry experience, regional knowledge, and world-class solutions have helped keep us a step ahead of clients' expectations to deliver reliable connectivity wherever needed. Now, as part of our business's strategic planning and growth, we've joined Viasat's ELEVATE program to collaborate with partners, solutions providers, integrators, and specialists who share our viewpoint on connecting the unconnected.”

Viasat’s ELEVATE program is open to new entrants, disruptors and established brands of any size who have developed an innovative digital product or service and want to access the power of satellite enabled IoT solutions. Viasat provides dedicated technical guidance on how to integrate and support its highly reliable satellite services, go-to-market strategy planning and exposure to its distribution channel to enable access to new markets. 

Providers working across a diverse range of industries, including, but not limited to, agriculture, aid and NGOs, energy, exploration and leisure, media, mining, transport and utilities, as well as agnostic technology providers, will be considered for membership.

Organisations join the ELEVATE program here.


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About Global Beam Telecom

Global Beam Telecom (GBT) is headquartered in Abu Dhabi- UAE. The company is a provider of reliable, secure and state-of-the-art satellite communication solutions that connect customers globally. Its world-class products and service span a broad spectrum of reliable satellite communications, including fixed and mobile turnkey solutions to address the networking and communication needs of different sectors. The company is led and managed by a team of highly experienced global professionals with cutting-edge skills and expertise in the SATCOM industry. With their strategically located head office in Abu Dhabi, corporate offices across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and their partnership with the world's leading network operators, they provide best-in-class remote and mobile connectivity solutions to clients across the MENA region.

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