CETel Makes Strategic Ground Teleport Acquisition in the UK

Cobett Hill Earth Station

CETel, a global satellite communications and network service provider, has made a significant acquisition in the U.K. space market today. The company acquired U.K.-based Cobbett Hill Earth Station Limited (Cobbett Hill) for an undisclosed amount. CETel said that the move strategically increases its presence and activities in the marine and broadcast markets, alongside its traditional markets for mining, energy and oil & gas.

Cobbett Hill is located only 25 miles from central London in the United Kingdom, and occupies a seven-acre secure compound on 200 acres of land. Currently, it houses more than 25 antennas with active operations on 13 satellites plus spare capacity enabling quick turnaround times on even short-notice customer requirements. Due to the locations historical use by the British Ministry of Defence, it has blanket planning permission for unlimited antenna installations within the 200 acres and operate within an RF exclusion zone preventing any local interference.

“In CETel we have found the perfect fit in a buyer for our teleport and satellite-based operations. Their long-term expertise in the market will assure that the implementation will run smooth and the two companies with both its professional and experienced teams will merge and grow into an even greater company,” said Paul O’Brien, Managing Director of Cobbett Hill.

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