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OneWeb

OneWeb is a telecommunications company.

OneWeb is a global communications network company that is powered by a constellation of 650 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. OneWeb is enabling high-speed, low latency connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities everywhere around the world.

OneWeb’s satellites, together with a network of global gateway stations and a range of User Terminals, will provide an affordable, fast, high bandwidth, low-latency communications service that is connected to the future of IoT (Internet of Things), and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere.

OneWeb was founded with a vision to bridge the digital divide through its network, it was acquired by the UK Government and the Bharti Group in October 2020, and has since welcomed leading satellite communications operator Eutelsat on board, as well as additional investment from SoftBank and Hughes Network Group, a key technology partner.

OneWeb has secured global priority spectrum, has a range of User Terminals in development, has a confirmed launch schedule to scale the constellation, and ground stations situated worldwide, including Norway, Portugal, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida and more.

Throughout 2021, OneWeb is testing its network and conducting demonstrations with key customers in readiness for commercial services to areas above the 50th parallel north before end of year, and then globally in 2022.

Timeline

August 23, 2021
OneWeb launches 34 more satellites into orbit.

It launches 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Southern Kazakhstan.

February 19, 2021
OneWeb announces the appointment of Srikanth Balachandran.
2021
OneWeb confirms the successful launch of all 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
December 18, 2020
OneWeb launches 36 satellites to offer hi-speed internet.
November 20, 2020
OneWeb emerges from bankruptcy, aims to begin launching satellites again.
July 2020
OneWeb is acquired by the combined UK government/Bharti Global tie-up.
May 2020
OneWeb asks the Federal Communications Commission for permission to launch as many as 48,000 satellites.
March 2020
OneWeb files for bankruptcy.
February 7, 2020
OneWeb launches 34 satellites from Kazakh cosmodrome in global internet push
September 17, 2019
Iridium Communications Inc. and OneWeb announces they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together toward a combined service offering.

With the first six satellites already launched, OneWeb's system has already demonstrated broadband speeds of 400 Mbps and an average latency of 32 milliseconds.

The company has recently completed its next-generation satellite network and launched its specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus®.

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Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

OneWeb Launches Satellites (And Lands $1.25B in Capital)

Web

OneWeb plans April launch break to tweak satellite design - SpaceNews.com

Caleb Henry

Web

February 6, 2020

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
October 11, 2021
https://www.outlookindia.com/
Sunil Mittal said that many large countries have rapidly made strides in the space sector and matching them is not possible without the government's support.
Richard Luscombe
October 9, 2021
the Guardian
A heavily criticised investment in OneWeb could bring the government a first bite at the lucrative satellite internet market
Livemint
August 30, 2021
mint
According to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the device will support satellite connectivity, allowing users to make calls using satellite networks
Press Trust of India
August 23, 2021
@bsindia
OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company backed by Bharti, on Monday announced the launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan
Livemint
August 23, 2021
mint
The lift-off occurred on 21 August. OneWeb's satellites separated from the rocket and were dispensed in nine batches over a period of 3 hours 45 minutes with signal acquisition on all 34 satellites confirmed
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