X2nSat purchases On Call Communications
(16 July 2018 - X2nSat) Satellite network operator X2nSat has reached a definitive agreement to purchase On Call Communications, a leading provider of mobile satellite solutions.
In April of 2016, X2nSat and On Call Communications announced their formal partnership to expand and enhance satellite resources to each of their customer bases. Over the last two years this has meant increased reliability, increased stability, and vastly expanded availability of service in both capacity and geographic footprint.
The merger combines the two companies to bring together the customer base of On Call Communications with the infrastructure and support network of X2nSat. On Call is the leader in short term high bandwidth services. The introduction of their QuickSpot service in 2015 was the first of its kind. X2nSat has been investing in significant terrestrial infrastructure of fiber and satellite gateways that enable the best use of the latest satellites available.
“Like any good deal, the combined value of putting the two companies together is greater than the sum of the businesses individually,” says X2nSat CEO Garrett Hill. On Call’s existing customers will gain access to X2nSat’s impressive infrastructure, including their Petaluma, California and Las Cruces, New Mexico satellite gateways, hubs, and networks. In turn, X2nSat gains On Call’s proprietary technology developed to give customers IP-based occasional use bandwidth. This scheduling system lets customers automate booking and operating on occasional use satellite space. The scheduling system operates for On Call’s broadcast and federal government clients now.
“The technology we are buying is incredible,” says Hill. “The vision that Jim Gilbert [CEO of On Call Communications] had for people who need short term bandwidth is the best I’ve seen in the industry, and the technology he’s developed to deliver it quickly and efficiently is incredible. This is a great way for customers who need 100 mb of bandwidth for just a day, or even a few hours.” X2nSat plans to leverage this technology for applications in their current verticals, including healthcare business continuity, oil exploration, and more.
X2nSat’s twenty-plus years of experience lend itself to On Call’s customers, who gain access to its vast product and services line, private network engineers, and 24x7x365 Global Network Support Center (GNSC). “We look forward to onboarding everyone as seamlessly as possible, and providing them with the all-star support we’re known for,” says Jena Blazer, Director of Sales and Marketing.
X2nSat expects the networks to be fully combined by the end of 2018.
Founded in 1996, X2nSat provides highly reliable wireless network and communications solutions, with a commitment to making the world, business, and life better with reliable communication anytime, anywhere. Working “above the cloud”, X2nSat offers the robust services of a large telecommunications company with the personalized customer care of a specialty organization, and is a leading provider of Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite technology to a wide range of industries.