Goonhilly Earth Station has strengthened its presence in the international satellite communication market following the acquisition of two American teleports.

The purchase of the two COMSAT teleports in Connecticut and California, will enable customers on both sides of the Atlantic to have access to the expertise for which Goonhilly and COMSAT are recognised. It will also move the company one step closer to providing a fully global, 24/7 space and satellite communications network service.

Goonhilly CEO, Ian Jones, said: “This is very exciting news for us, both at Goonhilly and the COMSAT teleports.

“All three locations are world-renowned for excellent customer service, providing space and satellite communications to government and industry. Together we are energised to significantly accelerate our growth and reach. This includes both commercial satellite communications and deep space/lunar communications, where Goonhilly is the leading commercial operator.”