Harris Corporation Expands Terrestrial Networks Capabilities
MELBOURNE, FL/WASHINGTON, DC – March 10, 2011
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has acquired key infrastructure assets of the government business of Core180, Inc. Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Core180 is a telecom network integrator that provides wide area networks and management services to government agencies, large enterprises, telecom carriers and systems integrators. The acquired infrastructure will become part of Harris CapRock Communications, expanding the company’s terrestrial network infrastructure and its ability to offer fully managed, end-to-end communication services for both government and commercial customers.
Harris acquired Core180’s proprietary carrier agnostic Network as a Service (NaaS) platform, which enables customers to extend their networks without additional capital or operational expenses, providing more network choices while lowering upfront investments. The acquisition includes 50 highly skilled terrestrial networking experts based in Core180’s New York and Washington, DC-area offices, along with a 24×7 Customer Support Center used to monitor its extensive terrestrial infrastructure. Following the transaction, Core180 will continue to serve its commercial and government customers directly.
Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions specifically for remote and harsh environments including the energy, government and maritime markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes five teleports, four 24 x 7 network operations centers, and eleven regional support centers, and over 150 in-house field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.