Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

16 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company’s former chief executive officer has advanced the Company various amounts on a non-interest-bearing basis, which is being used for working capital. The advance has no fixed maturity. As noted, Mr. Matzinger elected to exchange outstanding non-interest-bearing debt totaling $389,502 owed by the Company into 6,232 shares of Preferred C stock. As of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the outstanding balance due was $0 and $389,502, respectively.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, outsourced management services fees of $1,020,000 was paid to Axia Management, LLC (“Axia”) as compensation for services provided. These costs are included in Selling, general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Axia is owned by the majority owner of the Company.

 

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company had trade payables to Axia of $666,112 and $66,535, respectively.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company purchased telecom services and access to wireless networks from 321 Communications in the amount of $704,683 and $1,016,393, respectively. These costs are included in Cost of revenue in the Statements of Operations. The owner of the majority of the Company’s voting shares is a minority owner of 321 Communications.

 

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company had trade payables to 321 Communications of $140,923 and $52,161, respectively.

 

The Company contracted with CenterCom Global, S.A. de C.V. (“CenterCom Global”) to provide customer service call center services, manage the sales process to include handling incoming orders, the collection and verification of all documents to comply with FCC regulations, monthly audit of all subscribers to file the USAC 497 form, yearly audit of all subscribers that have been active over one year to file the USAC 555 form (Recertification), information technology professionals to maintain company websites, sales portals and server maintenance. Billings for these services in the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 were $2,384,780 and $2,129,546, respectively, and are included in Cost of revenue in Consolidated Statements of Operations. A director, officer, and minority owner of the Company has a controlling interest in CenterCom Global. As discussed in Note 1, on January 17, 2019 the Company announced the completion of an agreement to acquire a 40% equity ownership of Centercom for $178,508, the Company’s ownership percentage of the net book value of Centercom upon completion of the transaction.

 

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company had trade payables to CenterCom Global of $282,159 and $175,000, respectively.

 

See Note 5 for long-term debt due to related parties.