Phase One Rollout November 2022
OneWeb will showcase its low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation of satellites, coupled to an ecosystem of ground gateways, user terminals and software solutions at DSEI 2021 in London next week, as it prepares to go live to introduce its connectivity platform, aimed at providing military and governmental agencies with ubiquitous fibre-like connectivity at the tactical edge.
The first phase of OneWeb’s Global Connectivity Platform will be operational from November 2022 and will provide coverage across North America, Northern Europe and the Arctic. By 2023, OneWeb will operate a truly global constellation of LEO satellites, providing multi-domain communications-on-the-move as well as future-proofed networking, to enable access to aggregated tactical communications networks (featuring MANET, 5G and GEO SATCOM); cloud computing; and the Internet of Things (IoT).
In other news, the company has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of former Air Vice Marshal Chris Moore as VP International Government and Trade Engagement on its Government and Regulatory Affairs team. Director of Operations for the UK MoD’s core IT services 2017-2021, Moore was responsible for integrating one of the most complicated IT estates in Europe, including corporate IT, military technology, satellite and cloud services, cryptographic distribution, defensive cyber operations and electro-magnetic spectrum management, in order to generate competitive military advantage across the full range of global environments.