Eutelsat, Kymeta, and Speedcast Sign OneWeb Distribution Deals
OneWeb has added Eutelsat, Kymeta, and Speedcast as distribution partners for its Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) connectivity, the company announced this week.
Eutelsat, a shareholder in OneWeb, signed a multi-year deal to commercialize OneWeb services across maritime, aviation, enterprise, telco, and government customers. The companies plan to work together on combined LEO/Geostationary Orbit (GEO) connectivity solutions.
“This deal showcases the scope for synergies between our two companies and opens up the potential of Low Orbit to complement our Geostationary assets in the fast-growing markets of aero and maritime mobility, fixed data and government services, building on the development of 5G and cloud technologies that will generate low latency requirements,” commented Eutelsat CEO Eva Berneke.
Kymeta’s distribution agreement with OneWeb allows the company to resell OneWeb services in conjunction with fixed and mobility hardware solutions to government and commercial customers. Kymeta said OneWeb’s connectivity will complement its existing GEO and 4G cellular service offering.
Speedcast plans to integrate OneWeb’s connectivity into its Unified Global Platform. OneWeb is set to enter customer trials in mid-2022, and is set to offer LEO service for Speedcast’s energy and enterprise customers, followed by maritime mobility in 2023. The companies are currently partnering on live service demonstrations.