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The OneWeb Satellite System

  • Yvon HenriEmail author
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Abstract

The majority of the world still does not have access to the Internet, and this “digital divide” is not only an issue in developing countries. Unconnected populations exist in every country, and it is important to find ways to provide universal access to the Internet. Furthermore, the demand for connectivity (Internet and data) is growing exponentially, and existing terrestrial solutions likely will be insufficient. OneWeb is building the world’s first global communications network in space to deliver high-throughput, high-speed services capable of connecting everywhere to everyone with new satellite technology and meaningful solutions with low latency. OneWeb, by launching the first large-scale mass-produced constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit at 1,200 km altitude, is committed to the sustainable values that will shape the world to help bridge the digital divides that exist so nobody gets left behind.

Keywords

Satellite Broadband Latency Responsible space Innovation 

Abbreviations

GSO

Geostationary satellite orbit

IoT

Internet of Things

ISPs

Internet service providers

ITU

International Telecommunication Union

LEO

Low Earth orbit

LTE

Long-term evolution

Mbps or Mb/s

Megabits per second

MEO

Medium Earth orbit

ms

Millisecond

NDC

Network data center

NGSO

Non-geostationary satellite orbit

PoP

Point of presence

SNP

Satellite network portal

SOC

Satellite operation center

UT

User terminal

References

  1. ITU’s Measuring the Information Society Report, 2018. https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/publications/misr2018.aspx
  2. A. Steckel, CEO of OneWeb, OneWeb Announcement, 2019Google Scholar

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OneWebLondonUK

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