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Swarm gains full regulatory approval to operate commercially

July 13, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Swarm is now fully licensed to launch our commercial offering. Having received all regulatory approvals to operate commercially in the US, in several other countries, and over international waters, we are one step closer to providing affordable satellite connectivity to the world.

The approvals include our Part 25 license and our “1 million user devices” license from the FCC. We also have approval for several ground stations around the globe, a critical component of our network.

Securing these licenses has been a major undertaking, and I’m very grateful for all the hard work our team has invested over the past few years. We would also like to thank the regulators at the FCC, the ITU, and various agencies around the world for being great partners through this process.

In order to provide affordable satellite connectivity worldwide, Swarm is now focused on gaining regulatory approvals in additional countries around the world. We currently have market access in the UK, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Antarctica, and International Waters. We have deployed ground stations in the US, UK, Antarctica, New Zealand, and the Azores, with additional signed partnership agreements in place for several more. We anticipate having more than 30 ground stations installed by the end of the summer, which will be one of the largest ground station networks ever deployed for a satellite communications company.

With all licenses needed to operate in the US now successfully procured, and our network of ground stations continuing to expand, we look forward to beginning to serve customers later this year!