OneWeb Announces Global Maritime Services at Nor-Shipping

  • OneWeb will provide the world’s first truly global broadband coverage and power fiber-like connectivity at sea to accelerate maritime digitalization and smart ship connectivity.
  • OneWeb partners with Cobham and Intellian to develop new user terminals for the maritime market ensuring uninterrupted access to the OneWeb network.
  • OneWeb showcases services and the latest progress of its maritime solutions at Nor-Shipping that will be available for customer demos in 2020 and for commercial use in 2021.

London, June 6, 2019 – OneWeb, the global communications company bringing internet to the world through next generation satellite technology, has partnered with the maritime industry to bring the first fiber-like connectivity service to the market. OneWeb’s network will bring a tenfold increase in bandwidth to the maritime shipping industry.

With more than 75% of people unconnected or lacking consistent connectivity at sea, OneWeb’s global network and new user terminals will be specially designed to provide a secure digital connectivity platform, delivering low latency, high-speed service - setting the stage for a digital ship evolution.

Partnering with industry leaders, Cobham and Intellian, who represent 75% of the VSAT install base, OneWeb’s user terminals will offer a portfolio of future-proof terminals with a variety of performance levels and sizes meeting the needs of many maritime markets including: merchant shipping, offshore, passenger, leisure and commercial fishing.

These next-generation LEO user terminals will be developed based on field-proven stabilizing antennas delivering ultimate application performance at sea exceeding today’s quality of service standards. From faster downloads to enabling better video streaming and the use of cloud applications, these new terminals will optimize installations. Importantly, the antennas will simplify network configurations and provide superior value versus traditional maritime satellite equipment. OneWeb’s connectivity will enable new efficiencies for the maritime industry, providing critical coverage in the polar and Arctic regions, and lowering the total cost of ownership.

Nicolas Zibell, OneWeb Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Our vision is fully customized maritime broadband services that will meet the needs of all ships and fleets, in any location. We are excited to launch OneWeb to the Maritime Industry alongside a high-quality ecosystem of partners.”

OneWeb will be presenting its new maritime services from June 4th to 7th at Nor-Shipping 2019 in Oslo, Norway as it announces new manufacturer partnerships and signs-on maritime service providers.


About OneWeb

OneWeb's mission is to enable Internet access for everyone, everywhere. OneWeb is building a communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. OneWeb is creating business solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. Its high speed, low latency, network will offer game-changing Mobility solutions to industries that rely on global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains and more.

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