OmniGlobe strengthens its North American business, extending its
connectivity capabilities to the oil and gas, mining, forestry and
MONTREAL, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - OmniGlobe Networks Inc.
(http://www.omniglobe.com), the global telecommunications company specializing
in the delivery of broadband internet, cellular and satellite communications
products and services, today announces the conclusion of its acquisition of
Ottawa-based R. A. Misener Telecom Corporation (known as RAMTelecom). The
acquisition, which was announced in December 2008, has been approved by the
board of directors of each company.
RAMTelecom is a leading Canadian satellite service provider that offers
services for broadband data and voice business communications to medium and
large enterprises in the oil and gas, mining and forestry sectors as well as
government agencies. Its fixed and mobile satellite-based services provide
complete coverage of North America, giving organizations the ability to
deliver continuous real-time communications between central and remote
offices, regardless of location.
This strategic acquisition marks a new milestone for OmniGlobe Networks,
which was recently identified as "Canada's #1 Growth Technology Company" by
the BRANHAM group. It also signals the company's determination to strengthen
its position in the remote and rural communications sector and to further
extend its reach into new and growing commercial markets.
Jason Neale, OmniGlobe's founder and CEO, says: "The RAMTelecom
acquisition fits perfectly with our business expansion strategy of delivering
broadband and cellular services to remote and rural communities and
enterprises around the world. With 10 years of experience in the industry,
RAMTelecom has the creativity and agility to address communication challenges
and an excellent track record of providing high quality business communication
services to its existing client base."
He adds: "The market for communications services in remote and rural
areas is a solidly growing sector of the global telecommunications industry
and, moving forward, our focus will be to build on RAM's North American
commercial and operational expertise and to extend it to the oil and gas,
mining and forestry markets internationally."
Julian Costley, OmniGlobe's chairman, says: "Acquiring RAMTelecom is an
important step forward for OmniGlobe in growing its business organically and
through acquisition. RAMTelecom brings new market sector strength, more
geographic coverage and reinforces our senior management team. The synergies
between the two companies are excellent and we complement each other in
personnel and resources. RAMTelecom has a dedicated and knowledgeable team of
experts with an in-depth understanding of the communication challenges facing
companies operating on a national and international scale."
Ralph Misener, CEO and founder of RAMTelecom, comments: "The primary
advantage for RAMTelecom's present and future customers is the increased
support behind superior satellite services - including customer support,
meticulous network monitoring and the provision of flexible, value-added
options to meet individual consumer needs. With the addition of OmniGlobe's
engineering expertise and full range of services, the extended line-up of
telecom products will further enhance our clients' remote operations with
wider choices for satellite bandwidth, local wireless connectivity and
cellular capabilities that were not previously available to them."
RAMTelecom will be fully integrated into OmniGlobe. Its satellite
activities will be combined with OmniGlobe's satellite-WiMAX and broadband
business to become the new broadband communications division. This division
will be based in and operated from Ottawa, with teleport facilities in Ottawa,
Montreal and a future site in Western Canada.
The mobile satellite phone activities will be combined with OmniGlobe's
satellite-cellular activities to become the new cellular communications
division based in and operated from Montreal, with teleport, CDMA and
inter-carrier facilities in Montreal, with again a future site in Western
Canada. As part of the acquisition, Mr Gilles R Desmarais, president and CEO
of RAMTelecom, will be appointed as OmniGlobe's North American VP of sales and
marketing, spanning both divisions. Mr Ralph Misener will become a permanent
adviser to OmniGlobe.
Notes to editors
OmniGlobe Networks Inc. has acquired for cash the entire operating assets
of R. A. Misener Telecom, the wholly owned subsidiary of TSX-Venture quoted
Ramtelecom Inc (RTC). OmniGlobe Networks has acquired all rights to both the
R. A. Misener Telecom name and that of parent Ramtelecom Inc which, with
effect from the date of this acquisition, will change its name to Avalite Inc.
About OmniGlobe Networks:
Founded in 2004 and based in Montreal, QC, OmniGlobe Networks is a global
telecommunications company that delivers reliable and affordable broadband,
cellular and satellite communications products and services to geographic
regions around the world where conventional telecommunications are
unavailable, unreliable or too expensive. Today, OmniGlobe's diverse customer
base ranges from domestic consumers, aboriginal communities, oil and gas,
mining and forestry companies to government agencies and private institutions
worldwide. It employs over 50 employees worldwide and sells its services in
over 75 countries. For more information, please visit: www.omniglobe.com.
For further information:
For further information: Gilles Desmarais, Vice-President of Sales and
Marketing, North America, (613) 747-1836, firstname.lastname@example.org