OneWeb

OneWeb

OneWeb is a telecommunications company.

OneWeb is a communications company enabling internet access for everyone. It is building a communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. It aims to deliver new solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. Its high-speed, low-latency network will offer mobility solutions to industries such as aviation, maritime, automotive, trains, and others.

Timeline

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®.

February 2019

OneWeb launches the first six satellites of its mega-constellation.

2014

OneWeb was founded by entrepreneur Greg Wyler.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
OneWeb funding round, December 2016
1,200,000,000
December 19, 2016
2 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adrian Steckel

CEO

Greg Wyler

Founder

Further reading

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

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Press Trust of India
November 20, 2020
@bsindia
Billionaire Sunil Bharti Mittal-run Bharti Group along with the British government on Friday took over as the new owners of broadband satellite communications company OneWeb
Darrell Etherington
November 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Broadband communication satellite company OneWeb has emerged from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection status, the company announced today. It's now also officially owned by a consortium consisting of the UK government and India's Bharti Global, and Neil Masterson is now installed as CEO, replacing outgoing chief executive Adrian Steckel, who will remain as a Board [...]
By Jonathan Amos
November 20, 2020
BBC News
Now owned jointly by UK taxpayers and an Indian conglomerate, OneWeb formally emerges from bankruptcy.
Eric Mack
November 18, 2020
CNET
Elon Musk wants to connect all corners of the planet via space, but his thousands of orbiting routers may pose a risk to satellites and to science.
Stanley Reed
October 6, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Spurred by Brexit, London is backing companies that will build satellites and haul them into orbit.
Jonathan Amos
September 15, 2020
BBC News
Grants will promote ideas to detect, characterise and track the millions of objects moving overhead.
Jon Brodkin
August 28, 2020
Ars Technica
The problem can be minimized but never fully solved, astronomers' report says.
Jon Brodkin
August 27, 2020
Ars Technica
OneWeb can launch up to 2,000 satellites, seeks permission for another 48,000.
T E Narasimhan
August 20, 2020
@bsindia
UK-based company proposes to put up 648 satellites to deliver affordable wireless internet
Becky Ferreira
August 10, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The F.C.C. approved the company's 3,236-satellite constellation, which aims to provide high-speed internet service around the world.
Press Trust of India
July 23, 2020
@bsindia
As part of the deal, Sharma had confirmed that the UK will invest $500 million and take a significant equity share in London-based OneWeb, which had declared bankruptcy earlier this year
BBC News
July 22, 2020
BBC News
MPs will probe a £400m investment in the satellite firm after a top civil servant warned of financial risk.
Stanley Reed
July 10, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Pushed by Brexit, the U.K. government will have a platform to expand into the space business.
Jonathan Amos
July 10, 2020
BBC News
A New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.
Eric Berger
July 10, 2020
Ars Technica
"iRocket will be competing with SpaceX."
Megha Manchanda
July 3, 2020
@bsindia
The deal could be a game-changer for hinterland connectivity.
Kim Lyons
July 3, 2020
The Verge
As part of a consortium that includes Indian telecom Bharti Global, the UK government will invest $500 million and take a "significant equity share" in space exploration firm OneWeb, it announced Friday. Bharti Global also will invest $500 million as part of the deal.
BBC News
July 3, 2020
BBC News
The UK helps rescue company from bankruptcy as part of a plan to replace the EU's Galileo sat-nav system.
Reuters
July 1, 2020
@bsindia
OneWeb filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the end of March after its biggest investor SoftBank Group Corp pulled funding, with an auction for the startup due to start on Thursday.
Telegraph reporters
June 25, 2020
The Telegraph
The UK is on course to spend £402 million on a stake in OneWeb, the US satellite operator
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