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OneWeb partners with SoftBank  to promote Satellite Communication Services

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OneWeb partners SoftBank to roll out satellite communication servicesOneWeb (a venture backed by Sunil Mittal) has signed an Cooperative agreement with SoftBank Group Corp, a Japanese multinational holding company to promote its satellite communication services in the Global and Japan markets.

  • The two entities will promote satellite communication services through a combination of OneWeb’s satellite services & SoftBank’s Digital Transformation (DX) platform services.
  • They will also engage in technical and product development to enhance their competitiveness in these markets.
  • The agreement encompasses obtaining regulatory approvals & setting up of ground stations in Japan.

Key Points

  • On April 26, 2021, OneWeb successfully launched 36 satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation.
  • It currently has 182 of the 648 planned LEO satellites of its constellation in space.
  • Nettle Infrastructure Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel acquired 100% stake (10, 000 shares) in OneWeb India Communications Pvt Ltd.

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About One Web

CEO – Neil Masterson
Executive Chairman – Sunil Bharti Mittal
Headquarters – London, United Kingdom

About SoftBank Group Corp

Chairman & CEO – Masayoshi Son
Headquarters – Tokyo, Japan