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Consulting Services - Prime Satcom Consulting

Spotlight on Prime Satcom Consulting

Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd, located in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, was established in 2003 by Tareq Khamis to provide satellite consulting services and evolved to become a leading broadband provider. Focus is now back to Consulting services to provide our extensive experience in business and telecoms to others.

Our experience is based in the real world.

Our experience in telecoms service, business development and project management is based on having done it in the real world. We know what works and know how to stay on top of developments in the industry. You can be sure that we provide realism within our consultancy services.

Experience includes working for Hughes Network Systems and ViaSat for 18 years and successfully developing a broadband business with Prime Satellite Broadband and ReliaLink for 20 years.

Prime Satcom objectives are to provide high quality and affordable consultancy services to businesses that have projects related to, but not exclusively, to telecomunication services and development.

Prime Satcom Consulting developed 2 brands, one, Prime Satellite Broadband, for the satellite broadband services and later for international customers and one, ReliaLink, for LTE mobile broadband services and satellite for the UK market. Our expertise allowed us to develop solutions to fit customer requirements and not based on standardised services.

Our reputation comes from our experience in the satellite and LTE industry with business development, technical knowhow and experience in customer support. We have also provided training for installers and support engineers.

We look to understand your requirements and provide expertise to advise, recommend and deliver. Our versatility in our high level experience makes us unique in addressing business and technical development simultaneously.

Tareq Khamis

Managing Director

Tareq Khamis has worked in the Satellite Communications industry since 1985 and besides technical knowledge has decades of experience in project management, sales and business development in this period. He has been involved in the support, design and project delivery of complex earth station access equipment, setting up new customer support centres and selling satellite equipment and services to service providers and end users. He has regularly lectured at the University of York Satellite Communications course (MSc module) and the IEE Satellite Communication Systems residential course. He has a University College London Electronic Engineering BSc(Eng) and a First Class Open University BA degree. He obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Open University in 1998.

Tareq spent 15 years at Hughes Network Systems where he led the Inmarsat-A software team to design, build and deliver a dual ocean region Land Earth Station (LES) for Station 12 (now Xantic) in the Netherlands (1989) and three LES systems for IDB Systems (now Stratos) in the USA (1991). He successfully program managed a Inmarsat-C LES system for the Communication Authority of Thailand (1993) and a major Inmarsat-A expansion and new Inmarsat-C dual ocean region system for Telecom Italia/Telespazio (1995).

From 1996 to 1998, Tareq led the start-up of a new HNS European VSAT Customer Assistance Centre. Starting with a very small team, Tareq developed the resources and capabilities of the centre to deliver a high quality profitable service.

After working in 1999 as HNS Regional Sales Manager for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, Tareq joined ViaSat in 2000 as the European Sales Manager. He successfully opened new markets in Greece and Spain with major wins in both countries. He worked with Eutelsat and Sea Tel to help introduce a new VSAT Maritime product based on ViaSat’s Skylinx platform working on Eutelsat’s DSAT160 service in 2001.

Tareq established Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd in 2003. Tareq has led Prime Satcom Consulting successfully working to set up and run Orbit Research Ltd’s Satellite Broadband sales business in the UK and internationally. Tareq provided consultancy to several Companies including to PetroData Ltd to research and advise on the best satellite global solution for their new Oil Pump monitoring system. Tareq led the set up of a satellite service provision division of Prime Satcom Consulting, called Prime Satellite Broadband.

Prime Satellite Broadband has since grown and is a successful satellite company with key corporate and Governmant accounts and serving many small businesses and consumers, mainly in the UK, but with customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

When the UK 4G mobile network started to expand and provide reliable broadband services in 2016, Tareq led Prime Satellite Broadband to provide services on the mobile networks. Tareq led Prime Satcom Consulting to quickly learn the new 4G LTE technologies and supplier chains to be able to serve this new market. Tareq teamed up with Jola Cloud Solutions to deliver their services which today include multi-network eSIMs and Private APN solutions at competative prices and versatile solutions. With the success of this 4G service, a new brand, ReliaLink, was created at the start of 2020 focusing on the UK market.

With Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd being in business for 20 years now, Tareq continues to lead the Company and has relaunched consultancy services based on the extensive experience and success gained over the years and help others to develop their business, whether in telecommunications or other complimentary areas where business assistance can be provided. With his technical and business knowledge, Tareq is able to address complex issues that require knowledge of both areas which many others cannot provide.