Globalsat Group has announced it has been authorized by the FCC to provide telecommunications services originating within the US.
The group itself has been operating throughout the Americas since 1999, and has had a physical presence in Florida for several years, supervising the operation of other affiliates and managing logistics and relationships with satellite operators, though the greenlight from the FCC will allow the team to market satellite communications solutions for sales within the US.
“Globalsat Group was from the beginning conceived as a multinational organization,” said CEO Alberto Palacios. “By its very nature, any business based on satellite service tends to be global or at least continental.”
“However, it has been a significant operational advantage to have a local presence in the US, a territory where we can easily work together with our global business partners who also have offices here. And being here, it only makes sense to be able to sell here, and serve local partners with all the added value we have acquired working in other countries.”
Considering the size of the US and the increasingly loud voices echoing from the offices of IoT enthusiasts, it is certainly a good time for Globalsat to make itself known. The team bills itself as an IoT and M2M specialist, with a particular focus on location based & edge network sensor technologies and various platform services.
What role satellite companies are set to play in the US connected economy remains to be seen, but considering the traditional US communications providers are seemingly reluctant to invest in infrastructure for rural communities, a niche could be carved. It certainly isn’t a bad time for Globalsat to be making its debut.