Inmarsat has acquired award-winning Australian satellite communications specialist TC Communications.
The company will become fully integrated into Inmarsat's existing operations.
“The strategic rationale is compelling. Acquisition of TC Communications brings strong VSAT, Wideband Global Satcom System, aviation and solutions skills to Inmarsat's Global Government and Enterprise business units,” said Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government.
“These are particularly important to drive the take-up of Global Xpress in the enterprise and government markets following the launch of the first satellite later this year.
“In acquiring TC Communications, Inmarsat has gained access to a professional team with a strong reputation for excellent customer service and technical expertise.”
Todd McDonell, Chief Executive Officer of TC Communications, is joining Inmarsat as Vice President of Global Government Solutions.
His role will cover sales and operations of the direct arm of Inmarsat's Global Government business in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and The Netherlands.
In 2012, TC Communications had 24 employees. The acquisition will increase Inmarsat's team in Australia to 65 people based in Sydney, Perth and Canberra.