Our History

Pivotel is the region’s leading satellite service provider with operations in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Americas. We have been providing innovative mobile satellite communication services for close to 20 years.



Pivotel in New Zealand

Pivotel first entered the New Zealand market in 2004, when we launched a dual-mode (satellite and cellular) CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) device in conjunction with Telecom New Zealand.

Pivotel New Zealand Pty Limited was established in 2013 and local operations began into the New Zealand market with a limited range of satellite communication solutions from our office located in Christchurch.

Pivotel acquired Wright Satellite Connections (WSC) in 2018. Wright Satellite Connections was New Zealand’s leading mobile satellite communications provider and supplied communications solutions to many different industries, including; government departments, defence, maritime, civil defence and other organisations for their use around the world. The strength of Wright Satellite Connections was providing all customers with end-to-end solutions, including hardware, service connections, training and after sales care.

Upul Wickremasinghe, formally the Managing Director of Wright Satellite Connections, said he welcomed Pivotel’s expertise in the satellite market and is enthusiastic about the company’s growth within the country.

“Pivotel is indisputably the leader in Australasia of innovative mobile satellite solutions and with the acquisition by Pivotel, the company can now leverage the strength of those solutions into the government, maritime and defence markets in New Zealand. In such a fast-paced industry in which communication and technology solutions change so rapidly, our products and those of Pivotel are perfectly aligned to ensure Australasian customers are always connected," Mr Wickremasinghe added.

After welcoming Wright Satellite Connections to the Pivotel team, Pivotel New Zealand Limited was founded. Our office located in Petone features the same friendly team and now offers customers an even wider range of products, services, solutions, training and customer support.

Why Pivotel?

Pivotel is the only licensed satellite service provider in New Zealand and Australia that is directly interconnected with all of the major mobile satellite operators giving us an unmatched ability to deliver the best remote area mobile satellite communications solutions for all customers.

Our network infrastructure and direct interconnection allows us to customise our services to better meet our customer’s needs, as well as making the service easier to use, more cost effective and simple to manage. For example, New Zealanders can make calls to the Australian mobile numbers on our satellite phones at virtually zero cost with most mobile operators now including calls to Australian mobiles in their unlimited calling bundle. This simple feature enormously increases the utility of mobile satellite services and the value derived from them.

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