acquires NewSpace Networks

On June 15, Arlington, VA-based, the technology company created to secure America’s critical infrastructure, announced the acquisition of NewSpace Networks to further safeguard and expand the availability of terrestrial, maritime, airborne and space-based wireless communications.

Integration of the two companies’ technologies has been underway for more than a year, with the first commercial products having been tested domestically with the U.S. Department of Defense. By combining SEMPRE’s heterogeneous edge compute, hardware hardening expertise and 5G core development with NewSpace Networks software experience, virtualization and networking knowledge the company has created a complete survivable, micro-edge datacenter solution. The specific terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

“GPS was DOD technology before it transformed our lives. The end of the Cold War prioritized commercial innovation over defense technology, meaning the smartphone never evolved for the battlefield,” said SEMPRE founder and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Air Force Brigadier General (Ret.) Robert Spalding. “On the eve of Cold War 2.0, the acquisition of NewSpace Networks accelerates SEMPRE’s vision of putting the warfighter on the leading EDGE again.”

Founded by a Silicon Valley team of aerospace, computer virtualization and networking veterans, NewSpace increases access to remotely generated data and enables highly efficient communication from space, utilizing satellite network optimization, AI and edge computing. SEMPRE plans to integrate NewSpace technology into its military-grade Private 5G offerings, which are built to withstand attacks including a nuclear-generated electromagnetic pulse (EMP), as well as nation state-level threats in the cyber realm.


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