Ground Control merges with two British firms to create IoT connectivity giant

California-based Ground Control has merged with two British firms to create a new giant in IoT connectivity.

Ground Control was launched in 2000 and was acquired in 2019 by Wireless Innovation. In 2018, Wireless Innovation acquired Rock Seven.

The three companies are now merging under Ground Control to create a “best-of-breed” technology and service provider in satellite and IoT.

Alastair MacLeod, Ground Control’s CEO, said:

“I’m delighted to lead our rapidly developing organisation at such a pivotal time of growth and opportunity. Ground Control encompasses a wide range of satellite and cellular data solutions from Wireless Innovation and Rock Seven.Through continued innovation and backed by the strength of a single, globally recognised brand, it’s our mission to provide businesses with complete connectivity and control.”

Products under Ground Control now include RockAIR, RockSTAR, and Toughsat devices.

“Our technology and expertise help deliver important and valuable data sets from anywhere, manage systems where others cannot, and create communications links from the field,” continues MacLeod.

“From governments, multinationals, and utility providers, to start-ups and entrepreneurs, we develop and deliver the kit that gets our customers’ data back, no matter how remote.”

Ground Control specialises in retrieving data from rural and harsh environments including freight at sea, areas of natural disasters, and remote climates. The company partners with leading satellite providers including Inmarsat and Iridium.