Shouldn't everyone have access to the world's information? In 2018 OneWeb will launch a constellation of satellites to provide affordable high-speed Internet access for the world’s unconnected

Need

We All Need Access

But half the world has no way to connect. OneWeb is on a mission to create an affordable global gateway.
Because the most important elements in our lives depend on communication.

  • Education

    Knowledge gives people the tools to solve their own problems.

  • Creativity

    The free flow of ideas unites people, creates jobs and stimulates economic growth.

  • Relief

    In emergency, disaster or humanitarian crisis the ability to communicate saves lives.

  • Equality

    Everyone deserves the same advantages. It’s time to even things out.

Solution

Satellites Make It All Possible

  • Constellation of satellites

    648 satellites circling the Earth will enable affordable access.

  • Faster

    OneWeb’s satellites will be closer to the earth allowing for better web performance.

  • Coverage

    OneWeb’s constellation of satellites will logically interlock with each other to create a coverage footprint over the entire planet.

  • User terminals

    Small, low-cost user terminals will talk to the satellites in the sky, and emit LTE, 3G and WiFi to the surrounding areas, providing high-speed access for everyone.

Use Cases

Assured Global Communications

OneWeb can address the most demanding global connectivity challenges and sudden infrastructure crises. Those affected by hurricanes, earthquakes and refugee situations are often abruptly without infrastructure — OneWeb will bridge these gaps providing instantly deployable connectivity or long-term access solutions.

Low Latency Broadband At 30,000 Ft

OneWeb is expanding in-flight connectivity. Our system will provide business jet, commercial airline and military aviation customers with airtime services that will include weather, navigation and health monitoring of the aircraft. Together we can bring the benefits of affordable, low‑latency Internet to 30,000 ft.

Vehicle Cell Network For First Responders

Wherever you go, your mobile network will follow you with our patented mobile terminal. It mounts to the top of any emergency vehicle, providing a 200m LTE coverage circle when towers aren’t available. Our terminal will sense whether your operator has coverage and, when they don’t, instantly make their mobile network available. We can provide instantly deployable connectivity or long-term access solutions to those affected by hurricanes, earthquakes and refugee situations, extending the operator's network and assuring 4G quality Internet and voice for first responders, humanitarian workers and medical personnel where and when they need it most.

Direct To Home, School Or Health Center

Our network is everyone’s network. Our system can provide access to health centers, schools, libraries, and homes through our low cost user terminal, ensuring relief to communities in need, tools to drive education, access to knowledge, and opportunities for local businesses. It’s all part of our mission to connect the world.

Rural Coverage For Mobile Operators

OneWeb will act as an extension of existing networks, not a replacement. Much of the world is already covered by ISPs and mobile operators’ high capacity networks. Our system is designed to extend these networks into rural areas and create affordable connectivity for all. Our small cell terminals and core network will be fully 3GPP compatible, so partner operators will be able to use our infrastructure with their current customers, devices and billing systems. Our terminals will connect to devices either on unlicensed frequencies, or using our partner operators’ frequencies to provide better coverage for their customers.

Building A Neutral Network

OneWeb’s architecture will provide layer 2 and layer 3 services that can be used by any ISP or telecommunication provider to extend any network. Our small cell terminals and core network will be fully 3GPP compatible, allowing OneWeb to work together with providers in any regulatory environment, anywhere in the world. 

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Technology

How Micro Satellites Are Made

Mass production and satellites have never been used in the same sentence. Each satellite used to be handcrafted by hundreds of engineers. Until now. OneWeb is changing things. Today, satellites can be made in the same way high quality medical and avionics equipment are.

OneWeb Satellites:
  • Fewer components
  • Lighter weight
  • Easier to manufacture
  • Cheaper to launch

OneWeb's User Terminals

User terminals will provide high-speed connectivity with no change in latency during satellite handovers to ensure excellent voice quality, gaming and web experience. Our patent‑pending terminals can be self-installed. They are small, affordable and so efficient they can operate with optionally included solar panels, battery packs, and WiFi/LTE/3G and 2G radios to provide coverage directly to cell phones, tablets and laptops.

Progressive Pitch

Our vision is shared and supported by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU). In 1997, 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 priority spectrum allocated by the ITU came with a significant constraint: Our use of the spectrum must not cause interference with the GEO satellites. To accomplish this, we developed a key enabling technology we call “Progressive Pitch™”. This patent pending technology allows us to unlock the spectrum in the most efficient way by gradually and slightly tilting our satellites as they approach the equator to make sure we never cause, or receive, interference.

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Responsible Use Of Space

Global Citizenship in Space and on Earth

OneWeb understands space is a shared, natural resource that must be protected like any other. We are passionate about preventing debris creation, respecting existing space assets, and ensuring a safe and sustainable space (and Earth!) environment for the future.

On Board Propulsion and State of the Art Positioning

With state‑of‑the‑art onboard GPS sensors and ground-tracking measurements, OneWeb satellites will know their position within meters.
We’ve chosen clean orbits with minimal debris and our satellites, using their on-board propulsion systems are capable of performing maneuvers to steer clear of anything that may come our way.

End of Life Disposal

When a OneWeb satellite nears the end of its intended service life, it will de-orbit automatically, ensuring that the space around our planet remains free and clear for future generations.

Board of Directors

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs | Executive Chairman, Qualcomm Incorporated

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs

Executive Chairman, Qualcomm Incorporated

Richard Branson | Founder of Virgin Group

Richard Branson

Founder of Virgin Group

Greg Wyler | Founder OneWeb

Greg Wyler

Founder OneWeb

Sunil Bharti Mittal | Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises

Sunil Bharti Mittal

Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises

Thomas Enders | CEO Airbus Group

Thomas Enders

CEO Airbus Group

Ohad Finkelstein | Co-Founder and Partner of Marker-LLC

Ohad Finkelstein

Co-Founder and Partner of Marker-LLC

First Round Investors

From left to right: Dean Manson, Stephen Spengler, Richard Branson, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Greg Wyler, Tom Enders, Paul Jacobs

From left to right: Dean MansonStephen SpenglerRichard BransonSunil Bharti MittalGreg WylerTom EndersPaul Jacobs

News

In The News

Press Releases

OneWeb Announces Appointment of Eric Beranger

OneWeb, which is building a new global communications system, announces the appointment of Eric Beranger as Chief Executive Officer.

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OneWeb To Seek Access To The U.S. Market

Company files application with Federal Communications Commission seeking access to the U.S. market for its planned low Earth orbit satellite system

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OneWeb Satellites Unveils The World’s Largest High Volume Satellite Manufacturing Facility

Industry’s first High Volume Satellite Manufacturing center to be located near the Kennedy Space Center in Exploration Park, capable of delivering over 15 satellites per week  

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Oneweb announces $500 million of a-round funding with group of leading international companies

Company reveals details of its new global satellite network and launch strategy, enabling combined satellite and cellular broadband services

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Oneweb And Airbus Defence And Space Form Joint Venture For Volume Satellite Production

OneWeb, Ltd. announced it is forming a Joint Venture with Airbus Defence and Space as the design and manufacturing partner for its fleet of telecom class microsatellites.

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OneWeb CEO Greg Wyler to Reveal New Plans for Internet in Space at SATELLITE 2015

The SATELLITE 2015 Conference and Exhibition will host Greg Wyler, CEO of OneWeb, Ltd., as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Ballroom BC, in Washington, DC. During the presentation, Wyler will reveal new details regarding OneWeb’s plan to deliver…

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Careers

Jobs That Matter

OneWeb is on a mission to build the world’s largest satellite constellation to enable affordable Internet access for everyone. At OneWeb, we believe communication is a fundamental human need essential for the most important elements in our lives, such as education, creativity, disaster relief and equality. Come join the team that is making communication ubiquitous on a global scale.

Contact

Questions?

We are here to answer any questions you may have about OneWeb. Reach out to us and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Email

For press related inquiries please reach out to one of our media relations professionals:

press@oneweb.net

Address

DC Office: 1400 Key Blvd, Level A - Suite #1, Arlington, VA 22209

Directions: Please enter from the Oak St. entrance. If you enter from the Key Blvd side, please take the elevator to Floor A, not the first floor.

Florida Office: 400 High Point Dr, Suite 400, Cocoa, FL 32926

California Office: 2570 W. El Camino Real, Suite 440, Mountain View, CA 94040

VA Tysons Office: 8201 Greensboro Dr, Suite 405, McLean, VA 22102

All For One.
OneWeb For All.

This project is large and challenging. Collaboration is the key to its success. OneWeb is everyone’s network. It belongs to us all. And it needs all of us to take action.

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