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Eutelsat OneWeb launches ‘Land Mobility’ connectivity services

Eutelsat OneWeb’s land mobility service will provide comms on-the-move solutions for distribution partners and customers.

Eutelsat Group has confirmed the launch of Eutelsat OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) mobility services, bringing high-speed communications ‘on the move’ into reality for land-based customers.

The launch of Land Mobility services enables Eutelsat OneWeb’s distribution partners to implement comms on the move solutions for customers around the world. The service activation opens up new revenue opportunities for rail connectivity, as well as services for emergency responders, the media, oil and gas industries, mining, government and NGO customers. The service is now available through more than 30 of Eutelsat OneWeb’s existing distribution partners and leverages Kymeta’s Hawk U8 flat panel user terminal (UT) enabled for mobility, with a wider suite of terminals coming later this year.

This announcement means customers across North and South America, Europe and Australia are now able to access download speeds of up to 200mbps while travelling, or while mobile at work in industries such as agriculture, mining and governmental services. Coverage and availability will be extended as Eutelsat Group completes the roll-out of its ground segment to enable true global coverage.

These innovative low-Earth orbit-powered mobility services have been developed and extensively tested alongside leading industry partners, including the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency. With land mobile and portable connectivity now available across the network, Eutelsat OneWeb will be offering these services to both existing and potential partners and markets.

Stephen Beynon, Co-President of Connectivity at Eutelsat Group, said: “The launch of Eutelsat OneWeb’s Land Mobility services brings high-speed, low-latency connectivity to under-served industries such as transport, first responders and the international aid sector. We are looking forward to meeting the huge demand for connectivity on the move services by working closely with our trusted distribution and technology partners.”