FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ’s will help you find out more about OneWeb and AST and how we can revolutionize satellite communications. If your question isn’t covered in the FAQ list below please get in touch.

What is the AST & OneWeb partnership?Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellite communications company OneWeb, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The AST Group (AST) in early 2021.

AST and OneWeb will offer fixed-land and maritime customers access to OneWeb’s fast, flexible and affordable connectivity solutions seamlessly in even the most remote locations on land and at sea.

AST are OneWeb’s first and most experienced maritime connectivity partner. We share the belief that connectivity at sea should be as seamless and simple as it is onshore.

OneWeb’s new satellite constellation and next-generation connectivity aligned with AST’s INTEGRA network services will enable faster and better communications for the maritime industry. 
Who is OneWeb?OneWeb is a global communications network powered by a constellation of 650 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.

Headquartered in London, OneWeb enables high-speed, low latency connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities everywhere around the world. OneWeb’s satellites, network of gateway stations, and range of User Terminals, provide affordable, fast, high bandwidth, low-latency communication services connected to the IOT future, and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere.

To know more about OneWeb, visit https://oneweb.net/
What is the LEO constellation and its benefits?Orbiting at only 1200km, OneWeb’s satellites are 30 times closer to Earth than GEO satellites and 8 times closer than those of MEO operators. This low altitude means unmatchable <100ms low-latency connectivity to offer vessels, passengers and crew the same tools and experiences as on land.
What is OneWeb’s coverage?Consistent pole to pole coverage

OneWeb’s truly global services will ensure seamless connectivity wherever a vessel operates. With no borders or barriers and a simple interface, OneWeb will enable the adoption of new, more efficient solutions – even above 60⁰ degrees latitude.
What is OneWeb’s Spectrum?Under the International Telecommunications Union regulations requirements, OneWeb has met priority rights to operate the Ku- and Ka-band spectrum. This brings over 6 GHz of the spectrum into use.
What is OneWeb’s Ground network?OneWeb’s ground network will be equipped to extend existing coverage in all northern latitudes, including the UK, Northern Europe, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and Arctic seas, to global coverage.
How does OneWeb’s security work?OneWeb aligns with internationally recognised standards in security and applicable compliance and regulatory fields. To identify and manage cybersecurity risks, OneWeb’s core security team uses a number of monitoring and protection tools to ensure the technical security of our services on a day-to-day basis.
What is OneWeb’s network
capacity for Maritime connectivity?
With a usable network capacity of over 1.1Tbps, OneWeb’s high-throughput fibre-like global network will transform maritime capabilities, solving complex and dynamic needs across maritime sectors.
How do you become a OneWeb partner?As OneWeb’s official partner, we are establishing unrivalled next generation solutions delivering high-speed fibre-like and low latency connectivity whether it’s for shipping fleets, offshore operations, or land operations