Marlink strengthens enterprise business with acquisition of customer base from Global Eagle Entertainment

Friday 26, March 2021

Deal secures service continuity for NGO/humanitarian and enterprise customers operating in challenging remote areas, with transition to Marlink’s smart network

Marlink, the leading provider of smart hybrid network solutions, has announced the acquisition of customer contracts and assets from Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), which has emerged from Chapter 11 restructuring.

As part of this deal Marlink has taken over more than 450 VSAT sites in five continents serving large humanitarian/NGO, Embassy, Oil and Gas and Mining customers as well as GEE’s African fixed site land business.

GEE Customer Base Acquisition

The transaction is the result of an efficient collaboration between Marlink and GEE teams which was aimed at structuring a deal ensuring service continuity for GEE’s NGO/humanitarian and enterprise customers.

This acquisition will further strengthen Marlink’s global leadership position and momentum in the enterprise satcom market serving NGO/humanitarian, energy/mining and government customers.

“Marlink welcomes GEE’s NGO/humanitarian and enterprise customers and is geared up to provide them with a best-in-class service given the depth of our experience and resources in these sectors,” says Alexandre de Luca, President, Enterprise, Marlink. “Marlink’s managed smart network solutions provide our customers with reliable, scalable and flexible connectivity and digital solutions that enables them to run their remote operations in more efficient, sustainable and safe ways.”

About Marlink

Marlink is the trusted partner in fully managed smart network solutions, based on an intelligent hybrid network and unrivalled digital solutions.

The company provides Smart Network Solutions, connecting people and assets around the globe and across all markets where conventional connectivity cannot reach or is not available. Marlink’s Intelligent Hybrid Network combines global satcom and terrestrial technologies via a proprietary global infrastructure.

The Marlink Smart Edge, an integrated service delivery platform, orchestrates and optimises all network elements and applications, from data handling and IT to application-based routing (SD Wan), cloud and Digital Solutions, including remote data and IT, cyber security as well as IoT/OT solutions.

This provides customers with full ‘Peace of Mind’ that their chosen network solution is fully optimised, integrated and has the security required to operate more profitably and sustainably, increasing their efficiency and safety through operational optimisation, tracking and routing, monitoring and reporting.

Marlink’s Smart Network Solutions are provided as Managed Services meeting the highest quality standards and service level agreements. The company proactively monitors and supports network solutions, providing alerts, reporting and insights on performance and usage of connectivity, systems, and applications as well as advice and consultancy on how to further optimise customer networks.