Mascom Network (S/F)

James McClure, lead network engineer at Mascom.

Founded in 1973 by Sanjay Masrani in India, Mascom Network was a prominent Asian satellite television provider, with up to 45 channels streamed up until 1992. After the death of its founder, Mascom was helmed by Masrani’s son Simon Masrani, who took the company farther. Mascom expanded from satellite television into the realm of cellular phones, spreading into the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, and Asian markets.

By 2015, Mascom operated 29 satellites (26 for public use and 3 for internal company use) and handled global worldwide digital communication.

Among its products and innovations were early uses of fiber-optic cables in 1979, innovations in the field of satellite phones in the 1990s, as well as the world’s first holographic smartphone, the Tanius 7, which as of the second Isla Nublar Incident was six months away from release. It was announced in June of that year, with a marketing blitz including the hashtag “#TanStyle”, with a 30% increase in preorders over the previous model, the Tanius 6J, released in 2012.

Mascom Network’s lead network engineer as of the incident was James McClure, and the company, the longest running under the Masrani Global umbrella, has facilities throughout the globe, including its newest in San Jose, Costa Rica.