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Iridium Communications and OneWeb have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver a combined service offering, allowing their mutual partners to offer bundling and co-marketing opportunities for the Iridium Certus L-band services and OneWeb's Ku-band service.

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 10:34

OneWeb plans for high-speed Arctic internet

OneWeb has announced plans to deliver 375 Gbps of capacity above the 60th parallel North, bringing high-speed, low-latency internet service to the Arctic.

Thursday, 08 August 2019 09:58

OneWeb confirms Ku band spectrum rights

OneWeb has secured spectrum rights in the Ku- and Ka-band as a result of its satellites transmitting the designated frequencies in the correct orbit for more than 90 days. This has enabled OneWeb to meet the requirements to secure spectrum bands over which it has priority rights under International Telecommunication Union (ITU) rules and regulations.

OneWeb has partnered with maritime industry players including Cobham and Intellian to bring increased bandwidth connectivity to the shipping industry.

Carole Plessy, Head of OneWeb’s Maritime Product Development, argues that reliable, flexible connectivity is required to harmonise the fragmented maritime supply chain and help the industry to attract investment and comply with tough new regulations.

Delivering Return on Investment is the ultimate goal for any sector looking to realise its digital ambitions, but the logistical and financial challenges of deploying consistent connectivity across entire fleets has been a significant stumbling block for the shipping industry. The sector has already invested substantially in digital products and services that have not always delivered, so it’s no great surprise that some are hesitant to invest further.

OneWeb has announced a partnership with Intellian to build user terminals designed specifically for remote enterprise networks, cellular backhaul expansion and remote connectivity needs.

Monday, 18 March 2019 15:34

OneWeb Secures $1.25bn in new funding

Communications company OneWeb has secured $1.25 billion in new capital to accelerate the development of a global communications network by 2021.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:27

OneWeb completes satellite launch

Communication company OneWeb has announced the successful launch of its first six broadband satellites on board a Soyuz launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

OneWeb has been awarded £18 million of UK Space Agency funding by the European Space Agency to extend its satellite constellation for global communications. The news has been announced one week ahead of OneWeb’s planned launch of its first of ten satellite batches.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:03

Intelsat and OneWeb merger called off

The proposed merger between Intelsat and proposed LEO (low Earth orbit) satellite constellation OneWeb has been called off, after a requisite number of bondholders refused to back the move.

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