Overview:In 2018 we will begin launching a constellation of satellites to provide affordable high-speed Internet access for the world’s unconnected. We recognize this isn’t easy, but it is both achievable and too important not to do.
Our vision is shared and supported by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ITU recognized the potential disparity in connectivity access and prioritized specific global spectrum to connect the world. This is the only spectrum of its kind and OneWeb’s license to utilize this capacity is a globally unique position.
The OneWeb system will seamlessly integrate into existing mobile and Internet Service Providers networks allowing them to cost effectively expand into uncovered areas. Our system can provide access to health centers, schools, libraries, and homes through a low cost user terminal. Optionally solar powered, our small cell terminals have embedded WiFi/LTE/3G and 2G radios to provide coverage directly to cell phones, tablets and laptops.
Our role is as a technology and infrastructure provider. Mobile carriers, ISP’s and other partners globally will sell and manage the services on the ground. We see this as the most cost effective way, with the help of our partners, to accomplish our communal goals.
Our mission is supported by our key investors, Qualcomm, Virgin Group, Airbus Group,Bharti,Coca Cola, Grupo Salinas, Intesat, and Hughes all of whom recognize the importance of accomplishing this goal. Information access is more than a privilege today, it is a necessity for long term economic, societal and civic growth. Communications enables individuals to climb out of poverty and NGO’s to better organize and deliver food, water, health care and education.
We believe in this mission. This project is large and challenging and we need lots of help. Thanks to our growing list of committed partners who share this vision, over the next few years we will enable the world wide web to be truly world wide.