70% of the world’s surface is covered by oceans. OneWeb’s mission is transforming these oceans and marks the start of a new era for smarter shipping, with high-speed connectivity for high demanding digital solutions, to enrich both crew members and the remote offices sailing our seas.
Whether you are a fleet manager requiring fast connectivity to enable operational efficiencies, or a cruise vessel enabling guests to experience a home-like experience, OneWeb’s flexible and resilient network can meet every level of connectivity needs.
Setting the standards
for the new normal at sea
for the new normal at sea
connectivity at sea
connectivity at sea
Carole Plessy, VP Maritime & Energy, outlines the challenges and opportunities for internet connectivity at sea and the solutions that OneWeb is bringing to market.
OneWeb has developed flexible, scalable, and reliable connectivity plans that will transform how vessels are connected at sea. Enabling faster and larger data allowances, and innovation flows, that drive performance, supply chain, and Economic, Social and Governance efficiencies with a key focus on improving crew welfare.
- Greater capacity and higher throughput than alternative solutions today
- Low latency that enhances and enables latency-sensitive applications and future-ready cloud solutions
- Flexible high data plans enabling fleets to become a fully functional office
OneWeb’s terrestrial grade connectivity enables fleets to transform into highly functional offices, transforming the way fleet owners operate with new latency-aware technology that can raise performance, reduce costs, and track environmental impact on sustainability goals. We offer equal bandwidths across all channels, to accommodate both crew productivity and wellbeing. Our reliable services at sea are the first with exceptional capacity in the Arctic, so sensitive routes can be monitored.
Offshore & Energy
OneWeb’s flexible products and services are ideally suited for connecting offshore operators to experience greater operational resilience, real-time automation and greater levels of predictive maintenance. Our connectivity solutions support all areas of offshore operations from FPSO’s to OSVs and platforms in both shallow and deep waters. We open up new opportunities for applications for real-time control, to allow more assets to be securely led or managed from onshore, thereby reducing operational costs and risks.
Leisure & Yachting
As more people move their offices onboard and enjoy greater flexibility with seasonal sailing to explore different routes, reliable high-speed internet has become an important selling point. Owners want the benefit of plans on demand, connectivity options based on usage, and the ability to eliminate fixed and unexpected costs.
Passengers demand access to digital normality onboard – be it for gaming, social media, video calls, or streaming movies – that is similar to what they enjoy onshore. Customers also expect to use cloud-based services seamlessly. OneWeb’s high-throughput connectivity is scalable to meet this demand, enhance the customer experience, and monetize, as well as support crew services, passenger safety, and 24/7 real-time deck and equipment monitoring.
OneWeb’s tailored customer solutions provide all the benefits of traditional terrestrial networks, for passengers and crew on different vessel sizes. Strengthened wireless networks allow ferry operators to enhance their customer experience onboard offering them onshore applications and connectivity whilst away from home.
OneWeb offers fishing fleets and vessels around the world a level of connectivity they have never experienced before. Greater access to data and real-time analytics will benefit port activities, sustainable fishing practises, regulatory compliance, and efficient trade when arriving onshore. OneWeb is enabling the transfer of data required for seafood traceability and responsible reporting.
Ship owners and operators are looking for new ways to optimize vessel performance. Working with vessels at sea as if in a normal office environment can be a crucial differentiator.
In today's world safeguarding crew welfare requires reliable, affordable, available connectivity as a human right. OneWeb believes that this should apply to all crew onboard all ships at sea.
Offshore operations for oil & gas and wind farms consist of a vast array of different activities and requirements, each with critical and unique connectivity requirements for safety and efficiency.
Today’s passengers and guests have expectations of a digital lifestyle at sea similar to what they enjoy on land. It is of key importance to provide them with easy access to reliable connectivity at all times.
70% of the world’s surface is covered by oceans. OneWeb’s mission is to connect these oceans and herald a new era of smarter shipping.
A new class of antenna
Range & design
The robust parabolic structure of our maritime UTs is tried and tested. The innovation lies in our technology. Our most powerful units are still a fraction of the cost of traditional satcom equipment.
The size of low Earth orbit antennas that connect to the OneWeb network makes them easy to transport; and their design makes them simple to install, with a Customer Network eXchange (CNX) unit for power and data cables.
Our parabolic antennas range in size from 85cm (33") in diameter and 77cm (30") tall inside a protective radome, down to 69cm (27”) and 55cm (22”) tall. Single antennas weigh less than 22kg. These antennas will operate in extreme temperatures, with optional heating mechanisms that allow UTs to perform down to -40deg C.
Innovation & deployment
We have teamed with leading partners around the world to design, manufacture, and deliver a cost-effective and easy to install range of UTs to our maritime partners.
OneWeb works with leading technology and solutions providers with global operations to rethink satellite connectivity with low earth orbit (LEO) UTs that deliver low latency and high-speed connectivity at sea.
We follow the same approach to engineering UTs that we take with our satellites, to meet key and future market-specific requirements for the Maritime sector. OneWeb has successfully deployed UTs to some of the world's most remote locations and we provide and support fulfilment services for our partners.
Managing your UTs
OneWeb enables regular monitoring, updates, and maintenance of maritime UTs using cloud-based and self-service tools; we facilitate fast, technical assistance for high priority issues.
OneWeb’s Device Hub gives partners remote access to, and control of each UT, with the ability to view real-time data using industry-leading technology, run firmware, and carry out diagnostic checks. This helps reduce the need and cost for in-person servicing. Service Hub provides partners with access to product and service support, a knowledge base, and the ability to proactively monitor and resolve incidents.
Our 24/7 Customer Technical Assistance Centre (CTAC) connects partners to our inhouse specialists for further assistance and troubleshooting. Account Hub handles contracts, quotes, and orders all in one secure place, so partners can further their understanding and better service a customer’s connectivity needs.
Ready to experience OneWeb?
Our carefully selected maritime partners will help you and your organisation take the next step towards LEO connectivity.
Let us show you
Track OneWeb's fleet of satellites in orbit. See how they connect with different UTs. Experience our network's performance. We host Service Demos so our partners can explore the benefits of LEO connectivity.