OneWeb inks first client agreements for network commercialisation

OneWeb announced during MWC19 that it has secured its first customer contracts to deliver its satellite communications services. OneWeb has signed an agreement to provide Talia, the teleport, satellite and network operator, with a service for the Quika platform to offer consumer broadband internet and community Wi-Fi across a number of regions including Africa and the Middle East. OneWeb’s global satellite broadband service will come on stream for Talia starting in 2021, with virtually all of Talia’s markets activated by 2023. 

Separately, OneWeb has contracted with Intermatica, a global carrier and provider of broadband and VoIP telecommunications services for businesses in Europe. 

OneWeb is set to launch the first six satellites in its constellation on 27 February from French Guiana. OneWeb plans to create a constellation of over 600 satellites providing full global commercial broadband coverage by 2021.