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Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group Snapshot
Satellite Solutions Worldwide is a global communications company specialising in rural, last-mile and emergency communications via satellite. If traditional broadband providers can't deliver vital communications to your home or office, our high-speed satellite broadband solutions will, wherever you want to work.
Satellite Solutions Worldwide specialises in delivering last mile and last resort connectivity to customers literally anywhere on the planet.
Satellite Solutions Worldwide continues to revolutionise the satellite broadband communications industry .
Our end-to-end managed solutions provide customers with industry leading satellite broadband connectivity where the fixed line infrastructure can’t deliver, and in timescales few companies can match.
Our Project Team are experienced in delivering voice, public Internet and private circuit connections to the most challenging locations, and to the tightest deadlines. Our relationships with numerous satellite owners and partners enable us to deploy ‘best of breed’ satellite communications virtually anywhere.
Our customers range from domestic homes to multi-national corporations, the military, and Governments. We’ve installed satellite broadband installations into some of the most hostile and complex environments on the planet.
Our research and development program continues to expand the limits of what’s technically achievable in the field of alternative communications for areas where no wired connectivity exists.
Products and Services
Satellite Solutions Worldwide has developed a range of satellite based connectivity solutions in response to feedback that what customers really wanted was a “one-stop-shop” for all their satellite communications needs.
We operate 3 main satellite platforms, on 10 different satellites; this gives us the flexibility and the horsepower to deliver – whatever your project demands.
So whether you’re at home with one PC or MAC looking a fairly priced domestic connection, or an IT Manager from an Enterprise company with 10 buildings that need connecting via ultra-fast VPN, if the fixed line infrastructure can’t deliver – we can. It’s all about speed of delivery and unparalled reach.
We’ve developed a range of portable and rapid deployment units specifically suitable for the demanding work environments of broadcasters and the media, and our Maintenance and Technical Support departments are geared towards maintaining services in hostile and complex locations.
We integrate communication systems particularly geared towards Government and Military users, including CESG approved encryption to TS, managed encryption services and IP v4 networks through our Europasat brand.
Our investment in the latest customer support, billing and management platforms mean we’re at the forefront of our industry in supporting our customers.
As we look towards delivering terabit connectivity using laser satellite, reducing satellite latency to practically zero, our best-of-breed product portfolio means if you need to work where there’s no wires, Satellite Solutions Worldwide has to be your first choice Satellite ISP.
We’ve developed relationships with Europe’s biggest satellite owners to ensure that wherever you’re located, we can deliver the satellite broadband service and speed that you need.
Our current partners include
We’ve done the hard work researching the market so that you don’t have to, and we’ve many years of experience in delivering last resort and last mile communications so we know what works, where, and what’s realistically achievable.
We’re not tied to any one satellite owner or operator enabling us to offer you independent advice as to the best satellite solution for your project. We’re currently operating 3 satellite platforms across 10 different satellites, but with new satellites, relationships and technology being launched all the time, that number is steadily increasing.
We’re leveraging the satellite owners investment in new spacecraft and ground services to strengthen our portfolio of services, and to extend the reach of our solutions.
We also sell, integrate and support a variety of supplementary equipment to help our customers achieve their project objectives.
Michael is a highly successful serial technology entrepreneur & pioneer with over 30 years' experience in the telecoms & technology sector.
As Chief Executive, Michael Tobin OBE led TelecityGroup plc, a leading FTSE250 Technology company from 2002 to 2014.
He joined Redbus in 2002 delisting it from the main market to AIM, & then took it private, winning the London Business Awards "Business Turnaround of the Year" award in 2005. After engineering the merger with Telecity he successfully re-listed TelecityGroup in October 2007 winning the accolade of UK Innovation Awards IPO of the year 2008 & the techMARK Achievement of the year in the same year. Subsequently he grew the business from £6m market cap in 2002 to being a top performer in the FTSE250 worth over £2Bn, being recognized as Britain's Most admired Tech Company in 2012.
Prior to joining TelecityGroup, Tobin headed-up Fujitsu's e-Commerce operations in Frankfurt, Germany. Before that, he ran ICL's Danish outsourcing subsidiary out of Copenhagen Denmark. He also held several senior positions based in Paris for over 11 years including Business Development Director at International Computer Group coordinating global distribution of IT infrastructure. As a Non Exec Director, Tobin was instrumental in transforming PACNET in Hong Kong from a Sub Sea Cable operator to a successful Datacenter operator culminating in its sale in 2015 to Telstra for $800m
Tobin currently holds numerous Non-Exec Directorships including Teraco in South Africa, Datapipe in the USA, Itconic in Madrid, Basefarm in Norway, Eurodiesel in Belgium, Chayora in Hong Kong & TeamRock, Popshack & PeoplePerHour in the UK, where he is also Chairman of Ultrahaptics. He is also an advisor to the board of OCom in Amsterdam.
He was named 'UK IT Services Entrepreneur of the Year' by Ernst & Young in 2009, 2010 & 2011; PWC Tech CEO of the Year 2007; London Chamber of Commerce 'Business Person of the Year' for 2009 & 2010; In 2009 was named techMARK 'Personality of the Year'; In 2007 & 2009 he was the winner of the DCE Outstanding Leader of the Year, & in 2008 won 'Data Centre Business Person of the Year' at the Data Centre Leaders awards. He was awarded 'Outstanding Contribution to the Industry' at the Data Centre Europe awards & in 2011 received a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the industry. In 2005 he was named number 31 of Britain's Top 50 Entrepreneurs & in 2014 he was honoured in the Queens New Years Honours List with the Order of the British Empire medal for Services to the Digital Economy.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew began his career at Carphone Warehouse before moving to DX Communications as Sales Director. Following the sale of DX to Telefonica, Andrew took on the role as Managing Director of Tiny Computers where he oversaw the sale of the ISP business to Tiscali and the eventual sale of the company to Time Computers. In 2008, Andrew co-founded SSW having identified the gap in the market for satellite broadband.
Chief Financial Officer
Frank qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) with Ernst & Young in 1989. Frank has spent the last 20 years, primarily as finance director, in a number of fast growing entrepreneurial companies in the mobile, consumer electronics and technology sectors. Frank has been actively involved in a number of corporate finance transactions and more recently responsible for the negotiation of substantial network contracts whilst at Redeem Limited, the mobile phone recycler. Frank was instrumental in the sale of DX Communications alongside Andrew Walwyn to what is now Telefonica.
Frank joined SSW in the autumn of 2013 and, as Chief Financial Officer, is and will continue to be responsible for finance, legal, regulatory, logistics and operational matters.
Chief Technical Officer
Simon has 11 years frontline experience in satellite broadband product development and delivery across Europe in both B2C and B2B markets. Simon is responsible for leveraging the investment the satellite owners are making in ever more powerful communications satellites and turning the space capacity into relevant and consumable products, something that end users can benefit from on the ground.
Simon is also responsible for Research and Development and our new products roadmap, as well as supplementary and complementary technology solutions that we offer to our customers.
Rodger has been the founder and finance director of a number of quoted and private companies over the past 15 years, including Sports Internet Group plc, Hydrodec Group plc, AudioBoom Group plc and Litebulb Group Limited. He previously ran the family office of Betfair founder, Andrew Black. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, London in 1996.
Paul is an advisor to Oakley Capital Corporate Finance and joined the business in April 2015. Paul spent over 15 years with Cazenove as a telecoms and media analyst and was one of Cazenove's youngest ever partners. He won numerous awards from Reuters and Starmine and was Head of the Number One ranked European telecoms research team as ranked by the Institutional Investor in 2011. Paul left J.P. Morgan Cazenove in 2011 and became an investor and non-executive director of various small telecoms companies. He also spent a year with Morgan Stanley in 2014 helping their Select Risk equity trading business. Paul has a BSc from Durham University in Maths, is a qualified accountant and is married with three children. Paul loves watching and playing most sports, not least football and golf.