Strengthens Position in PNT Market
Orolia, a world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions, announced on 25 October it has agreed to acquire Seven Solutions, a Spanish global innovator in White Rabbit sub-nanosecond time transfer and synchronisation technology. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close before year-end.
The merger will enhance Orolia’s portfolio for defence, aerospace, data centres, telecom, financial services, smart grids, and other critical infrastructure industries, and will enable next-generation applications dependent on ultra-precise, resilient timing and frequency technology.
“Orolia and Seven Solutions under one umbrella will combine our world-leading technologies to draw a new frontier in network timing to sub-nanosecond levels, delivering the most robust and accurate resilient PNT solutions for our customers,” commented Orolia CEO, Jean-Yves Courtois. “Seven Solutions’ long history of delivering cutting-edge time distribution solutions to sectors like telecommunications, smart-grid, aerospace, defense and scientific facilities, aligns perfectly with Orolia’s DNA. It will add to the list of industry-first capabilities that Orolia regularly brings to market to unlock new possibilities for our customers, including to further protect their critical applications against threats, disruption, manipulation of PNT services, such as GPS/GNSS jamming, spoofing and outages.”
Orolia and Seven Solutions will integrate global sales, marketing, product development and operations. Orolia presents an unparalleled full-scale, modular approach to resilient PNT, which includes atomic clocks with a combination of GNSS signals protected with interference detection and mitigation (IDM) technology, together with LEO-secure alternative signals. The addition of Seven Solutions’ products will deliver terrestrial sub-nanosecond time distribution from distant and potentially redundant locations.
“We believe the union of our companies will produce the future of time transfer and frequency distribution solutions in terms of accuracy, reliability and interoperability,” explained Rafael Rodriguez, Seven Solutions’ CTO. “Finance, 5G telecommunications, datacentres and hyperscalers have new and upgraded functionalities, requiring ultra-accurate time distribution accuracy. To maximise interoperability, our solution for time transfer is based on the White Rabbit concept that has been pushed over the last decade to become the basis of the standard high-accuracy time transfer profile (within the recent release of IEEE 1588 of precision time protocol).”
Orolia and Seven Solutions are both members of the Open PNT Industry Alliance, the international organisation focused on market concepts that strengthen economic and national security by supporting government efforts to implement resilient PNT capabilities for critical infrastructure.