- April 13, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Science & tech
Context: OneWeb to provide services in Kazakhstan.
- OneWeb is a global communications company founded by Greg Wyler.
- The company is headquartered in London, United Kingdom and McLean, Virginia, United States.
- OneWeb was formed with a mission to offer high speed, low latency wireless broadband access to billions of people across the globe, especially in rural areas through a constellation of satellites in low earth orbit.
- The company was one of the earliest to propose a mega-constellation to deliver internet to remote parts of the world but SpaceX’sStarlink constellation already has about 800 satellites in low-earth orbit against OneWeb’s 74.
- The initial focus will be to deliver a viable commercial internet service to the UK and the Arctic region by autumn next year.
- One Web intends to complete its target of having 650 satellites in orbit by 2022 for its global coverage.
- Goal will be to launch global commercial internet service focusing on remote areas by 2022.