Japanese internet giant SoftBank has agreed an alliance with OneWeb to expand its low Earth orbit (LEO) broadband services in Japan and worldwide. They will promote satellite communication services via the combination of OneWeb services and SoftBank’s services, including advanced communication and Digital Transformation (DX) platform services.
This collaboration encompasses obtaining regulatory approvals and the setting up of ground stations in Japan.
To deliver Internet connectivity worldwide, and to digitalise and revolutionise analogue industries, SoftBank aims to provide advanced seamless connectivity services and DX platform services by using global connectivity solutions that incorporate OneWeb’s services.
On April 26, 2021, OneWeb launched 36 satellites into its constellation. This successful launch brings its total in-orbit constellation to 182 satellites, of the OneWeb’s 648 LEO satellite fleet.