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OneWeb to host discussion on Arctic broadband possibilities

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OneWeb will host a roundtable in London on Wednesday November 6 to discuss what the new age of ubiquitous, reliable broadband could hold for the Arctic.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} The event, ‘Completing the Arctic Circle’ will bring together international leaders in industry sectors – from aviation and maritime, to energy and tourism – with NGOs, researchers and policymakers, to discuss the key issue of Arctic communications. It seeks to raise awareness and share knowledge of, and solutions to, the unique opportunities and challenges in the Arctic region.

Today, there is a lot of discussion around the Arctic and sustainable shipping in the maritime community. OneWeb is set to equip the Arctic’s population, seas and skies with the region’s first 24/7 high-speed, space-powered internet service from next year. Today, 48 per cent of the Arctic Circle has little to no connectivity – this new service is expected to transform the region’s capabilities. OneWeb’s connectivity will boost education, healthcare and economic development for its remote communities, as well as protect the local environment by making trade, research, and travel safer and more sustainable.

This roundtable will seek to expand and share knowledge on how connectivity can affect those living and working in the Arctic and its associated industries.

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The event will be chaired by Dr Dwayne Menezes, the founder and managing director of the Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), which is dedicated to Arctic, Nordic, North Atlantic, North Pacific and Antarctic affairs.

Interested parties are welcome to attend and potentially contribute to the discussion. OneWeb intends to collate the expert viewpoints (attributed or anonymised depending on preference) in a publicly-available whitepaper.

The roundtable will be held on Wednesday November 6 from 8.30am until 12.30pm at:

Sea Containers

20 Upper Ground

London SE1 9RQ

To read more about the event and sign up, please follow this link. You can also contact oneweb@aprilsixproof.com or 0203 141 2990 to confirm attendance. {/mprestriction}

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