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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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Funding rounds

People

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LinkedIn

Adrian Steckel

CEO

Greg Wyler

Founder

Further reading

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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

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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
Science X staff
August 22, 2021
phys.org
A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted into space carrying 34 new satellites from British operator Oneweb, which aims to provide broadband internet everywhere in the world.
FinSMEs
August 14, 2021
FinSMEs
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Kalpana Pathak
August 12, 2021
mint
OneWeb's first generation fleet of 648 satellites that will deliver global coverage in 2022 is fully funded. To date, the company has launched 254 satellites into the orbit, with another launch planned this August
BS Reporter
August 12, 2021
@bsindia
Hanwha brings further defence capabilities and the latest antenna technologies to OneWeb
August 5, 2021
mint
OneWeb is eyeing a full global coverage, including India market, by the middle of 2022 with a constellation of 648 low-earth orbit satellites.With this, Bharti group will become the only company in the country to have presence in both satellite and terrestrial communication services
Jon Brodkin
July 26, 2021
Ars Technica
Ofcom says complexity of giant satellite networks raises interference concerns.
Eric Berger
July 9, 2021
Ars Technica
"There is great concern about this engine development."
Ishan Patra
July 3, 2021
The Hindu
Here's our curated list of important tech news from this week in byte size.
July 1, 2021
mint
OneWeb, which has more than 200 satellites in orbit as part of push to provide a global internet service, said the launch from Russia's Far East would allow it to offer connectivity everywhere north of 50 degrees latitude
SETH BORENSTEIN
July 1, 2021
news.yahoo.com
Part of the Arctic is nicknamed the "Last Ice Area," because floating sea ice there is usually so thick that it's likely to withstand global warming for...
Science X staff
July 1, 2021
phys.org
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying 36 UK telecommunication and internet satellites blasted off from the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia's Far East on Thursday, the Roscosmos space agency said.
BBC News
June 30, 2021
BBC News
The cash injection comes after the British government and Bharti Global bailed out the company last year.
June 29, 2021
The Economic Times
The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021, subject to regulatory nod.
Megha Manchanda
June 29, 2021
@bsindia
This will make Bharti Airtel largest shareholder in the satellite communications company
June 29, 2021
mint
On completion of the transaction and with Eutelsat's $550 million investment, Bharti will hold 38.6%.The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021
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