BeetleSat’s former Govt President now CEO – SatNews

BeetleSat, previously NSLComm, a satellite tv for pc expertise firm constructing the primary world LEO constellation optimized for premium point-to-point communications, introduced that Govt President Patricio Northland has been named Chief Govt Officer. Northland is an business veteran with a 20+ yr observe file of scaling house expertise and communications corporations. His earlier government management roles embody serving as CEO of Eutelsat Americas, CEO of Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. (SATMEX) and Chairman, President and CEO of AT&T Latin America.

As CEO of Eutelsat Americas, Northland led the corporate’s market entry and enterprise within the area after architecting a profitable merger along with his prior firm SATMEX in a deal valued at over $1.7B. At SATMEX, Northland was liable for remodeling the enterprise into some of the worthwhile satellite tv for pc operators on the planet.

Patricio Northland, Chief Govt Officer

Earlier than his work with Eutelsat and SATMEX, Northland based telecommunications company FirstCom. He orchestrated the corporate’s $1.25B merger with Netstream Brazil and Keytech Argentina to create AT&T Latin America (AT&T LA), which he then led as President, Chairman and CEO. Underneath his management, AT&T LA was the primary supplier to supply seamless broadband to a world Fortune 1000 consumer base throughout the Americas area.

Leveraging his 20+ years of company management expertise within the satellite tv for pc expertise and communications industries, Northland will lead BeetleSat by means of the subsequent phases of its development.

“I’m honored to tackle the position of CEO and to advance our mission to develop into the world’s first LEO constellation operator centered on delivering premium world satellite tv for pc communications to broadband carriers and repair suppliers,” mentioned Northland. “With our proprietary expertise – an expandable antenna that considerably reduces the general price of the satellite tv for pc constellation– and open community structure, BeetleSat is main a paradigm shift in satellite tv for pc communications that not solely permits us to ship premium service at a fraction of the price of conventional methods, but in addition to create new service classes and functions. As CEO, working alongside a world-class administration workforce, I’m excited to scale BeetleSat to serve the rising wants of our prospects and to steer an organization that’s blazing a path towards a extra versatile, open and cost-effective mannequin for the satellite tv for pc communications business.”

On February 24, BeetleSat introduced the profitable deployment of its light-weight, very excessive knowledge price, expandable antenna in house. The in-orbit deployment of the Firm’s 60 cm expandable antenna from a 6U CubeSat — an business first — marked a major milestone within the improvement of the BeetleSat constellation and proved the viability of its proprietary expertise.

The BeetleSat Nano-Satellite tv for pc carrying the expandable antenna launched by way of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on January 3. Now in Solar-synchronous orbit (SSO) at 550Km altitude, the Nano-Satellite tv for pc will present BeetleSat’s public sector buyer with retailer and ahead, very excessive throughput satellite tv for pc communication companies.

“Serving as BeetleSat’s Govt President for the final yr, now we have already seen Patricio drive development and assist obtain important technical milestones for the enterprise,” mentioned Yoav Tzurya, a BeetleSat director and a managing companion at Jerusalem Enterprise Companions, BeetleSat’s first investor. “We’re trying ahead to celebrating even larger success for the corporate below his management.”

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