Astrium Services fully integrates its Vizada and Paradigm subsidiaries

10 September 2012

  • The satellite telecommunications services of Vizada, Vizada Networks and Paradigm will be marketed under the Astrium brand from October 2012
  • This gives Astrium Services a new, unified organisational structure and marks the final phase in the integration of the Vizada group, which was acquired in December 2011
  • Astrium Services has consolidated its position as the world’s leading provider of satellite telecommunications and Earth observation services

Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, has announced that the satellite telecommunications services offered by Vizada, Vizada Networks and Paradigm will be marketed under the Astrium brand name from October 2012. The products and services of the company’s London Satellite Exchange (LSE) and TDCom subsidiaries will also be renamed Astrium.

This rebranding gives Astrium Services a new, unified organisational structure and marks the final phase in the full integration of the Vizada group, which was acquired in December 2011. Thanks to this reorganisation, Astrium Services has reinforced its position as a world leader in satellite services. Now comprising four business lines (Business Communications, Government Communications, Satcom Systems and Solutions, and Geo-Information Services), it is the only company in the world to provide both telecommunications services and Earth observation satellite services.

“By bringing Vizada fully into the fold, we have opened up a new business line in commercial satellite communications (Business Communications) and enhanced our range of solutions and global presence in the government domain,” said Astrium Services CEO Eric Beranger. “What is more, Vizada’s customers and partners will also have the benefit of a guaranteed long-term service and access to latest-generation technologies.”

Astrium Services is now the world’s leading supplier of satellite telecommunications in the maritime and military sectors. Figuring among its customers are some of the most modern armed forces in the world, namely those of the France, Germany, UK, USA, and NATO. And in the field of Earth observation satellites, Astrium Services is also at the forefront of the geo-information services market.

About Astrium

Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and the third in the world. In 2011, Astrium had a turnover close to €5 billion and 18,000 employees worldwide, mainly in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands.

Astrium is the sole European company that covers the whole range of civil and defence space systems and services.

Its three business units are: Astrium Space Transportation for launchers and orbital infrastructure; Astrium Satellites for spacecraft and ground segment; Astrium Services for comprehensive fixed and mobile end-to-end solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security and broadcast satellite communications equipment and systems, and bespoke geo-information services, worldwide.

Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of over 133,000.

Press contacts:

Jeremy Close
Media Relations UK
Astrium United Kingdom
 
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Gregory Gavroy
Astrium France
Media Relations France
 
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Ralph Heinrich
Media Relations Germany
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Francisco Lechon
Media Relations Spain
Airbus Defence and Space Spain
 
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