Eutelsat Invests Up to $500M in Partnership with Intelsat to Expand OneWeb LEO Constellation

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  • Eutelsat Group and Intelsat have solidified a long-term partnership, valued up to $500 million over seven years to advance the OneWeb Low Earth Orbit Constellation.
  • The collaboration is set to begin in mid-2024.
  • Image credit: Eutelsat Group

Eutelsat Group and Intelsat have solidified a long-term partnership, valued up to $500 million over seven years to advance the OneWeb Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Constellation as announced on Business Wire. This collaboration, set to commence in mid-2024, is a pivotal move in the satellite communication industry, aiming to synergize OneWeb’s LEO Network with Intelsat’s Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and terrestrial networks.

Integrating OneWeb’s LEO Network with Intelsat’s GEO and terrestrial networks will elevate service offerings across networks, government, and mobility sectors. Intelsat’s insights will contribute to shaping the next-generation OneWeb system, ensuring it meets evolving communication demands with reliable connectivity options.

In the announcement, Intelsat’s CEO, Dave Wajsgras, discussed the significance of the alliance with Eutelsat, highlighting the capacity to offer multi-orbit services across diverse customer bases and business segments. Eutelsat’s CEO, Eva Berneke, echoed this sentiment, viewing the extended partnership as a testament to OneWeb’s potential and the increasing demand for multi-orbit solutions among satellite operators.

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