Global communications company OneWeb introduced its turnkey satellite-based communications system at DSEI in London. The system will provide defense and other Government customers with ubiquitous fiber-like connectivity at the tactical edge.
Backed by Her Majesty’s Government, OneWeb’s Global Connectivity Platform comprises a constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and ecosystem of ground gateways, user terminals and software solutions.
The system will provide multi-domain forces with a rapidly deployable, modular and scalable network benefiting from high bandwidth, low latency, truly global coverage and resilience which enhances situational awareness and streamlines decision-making processes.
The first phase of the 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 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).
“We are going to be a core component in the global communications architecture of Government, supporting Search & Rescue, Emergency Responders and Beyond Line of Sight requirements,” said Dylan Browne.