Amazon Web Services EMEA SARL (AWS) and OneWeb have signed a letter of intent to explore cloud-based connectivity and services.
OneWeb and AWS will work together to expand both horizontal and vertical services to provide customisable and integrated solutions for edge-to-edge operations.
The ambition is to provide a fully integrated satellite constellation management solution as a service to the public and satellite community. Working together to innovate, develop, and enhance industry and cloud solutions, OneWeb and AWS will aim to create the next generation of virtual network functions focused on bringing LEO connectivity to customers and communities around the globe.
OneWeb and AWS will work closely together on four key initiatives including business continuity, virtualisation of mission operations, space data analytics, and user terminals & edge integration.
OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency LEO technology may serve as a conduit between the telco edge and AWS’s global cloud network.
Commenting on the partnership, Maurizio Vanotti, Vice President for New Markets at OneWeb, said: “We are incredibly excited to begin working with AWS to see cloud services extended even closer to the edge thanks to OneWeb’s network. This global agreement will change the market dynamics, with OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency services powering connectivity that will enable customers to reach even the most remote edges of the world and everywhere in between.”
Clint Crosier, Director of Aerospace and Satellite Solutions, AWS, added: “We are excited to work with OneWeb in their efforts to provide cloud-based connectivity and deliver innovative services to customers worldwide. AWS is committed to helping customers reimagine space systems, accelerate innovation, and turn data into useful insights quickly. We look forward to working with OneWeb in their efforts to push the edge closer to where their customers need it most.”