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London, NFAPost: Bharti group backed OneWeb has confirmed the successful launch of another batch of 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

This successful launch brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 182 satellites.

These will form part of OneWeb’s 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity, and represents 60% of the constellation required to enable its connectivity solution to reach all regions north of 50 degrees latitude by June 2021.

Global service 

This was the third in a five-launch ‘Five to 50’ programme, enabling OneWeb to offer services across the United Kingdom, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, the Artic Seas and Canada, and will be switched on before the end of the year. OneWeb then intends to make global service available in 2022.

Lauding the team for its new feat, OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson said it is an exciting times at OneWeb as the company gets ever closer to bringing its connectivity services to some of the world’s hardest to reach places.

“With this successful launch, we are rapidly building momentum: we are launching more satellites, demonstrating the network and announcing more distribution singings around the globe. We have a world class team and product, and alongside our supportive shareholders, OneWeb continues to work towards bringing connectivity to everyone, everywhere,” said OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson.

Commercial viability

OneWeb also continues to grow rapidly as it sees increasing demand across its customer base. The company has recently announced distribution signings across multiple industries with more signings to be announced in the coming weeks as OneWeb expands its global capabilities.

OneWeb also agreed its latest MoU with the Government of Kazakhstan this month as it continues to demonstrate the company’s commercial viability and the confidence customers have in its services and offering.

Sunil Bharti Mittal run Bharti Global – an overseas arm of Bharti and the UK Government took over the ownership of the broadband satellite communications company – OneWeb which is all set to recommence satellite launches after emerging from bankruptcy.

Satellite communication

Oneweb, the Low Earth Orbit(LEO)broadband satellite communications firm, has its new management with Sunil Mittal will be the Executive Chairman. Bharti Global operates out of London and has investments in telecom, technology, hospitality, transportation and energy.

Launches will continue throughout 2021 and 2022 and OneWeb is now on track to begin commercial connectivity services to the UK and the Arctic region in late 2021 and will expand to delivering global services in 2022.

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