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Kymeta ships flat panel antennas to OneWeb

Kymeta and OneWeb now plan to demonstrate the solution across remote locations in the United Kingdom and in Canada.

Kymeta, a flat panel satellite terminal company, has completed the first shipment of its electronically steered Hawk u8 OneWeb LEO terminal, through its partnership with OneWeb, the company announced at Satellite 2023.

Kymeta is the first to commercially deliver electronically steered user terminals for OneWeb’s LEO network.

Commenting on the development, Walter Berger, President and Co-CEO, Kymeta, said: “The satellite industry is entering an exciting new era, as every major industry from agriculture to defense can increasingly tap mobile broadband as an efficient and effective means to transform their operations. The race to capitalise on the opportunity will be won by a group relay, not a single-company sprint. Partnerships such as our ongoing collaboration with OneWeb, along with Kymeta’s investments and innovation, will accelerate new applications to connect industries on Earth to capacity in space.”

Kymeta user terminals are available for fixed applications and will soon be available for communications on the move for land and sea.

Neil Masterson, CEO of OneWeb, added: “We know there is palpable demand for flat panel, small, lightweight, easy to use, low power terminals. Kymeta’s u8 terminal gives our customers an exciting new choice of terminal for reliable, efficient connectivity to our LEO network.”

OneWeb’s LEO satellite network will give Kymeta customers access to high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity while on the move or while stationary, anywhere in the world.