Ibadan 29 May 2023. – OneWeb and Arctic Space Technologies have announced a leap forward in the construction of the OneWeb Satellite Network Portal (SNP), a hyperscale satellite ground station installation at the Arctic Space Technologies’ Space Center in Piteå. The companies signed a bilateral agreement in December of 2022 and have now finalized the detailed design work as well as obtained all approvals for the construction of the SNP. As a result, the agreement will see the installation and operationalization of 27 satellite tracking antennas by Q3 2023.
The SNP will provide increased connectivity for customers across industries, including maritime and aviation, meet network demands and provide 4G and 5G backhaul solutions. Furthermore, OneWeb’s decision to expand its reach in this region demonstrates the benefits of the investments into sustainable energy that the Company is making in Northern Sweden.
Speaking on the construction, Stephen Graham, OneWeb Director for SNP Site Management, said: “We are happy to partner with Arctic Space Technologies to construct a satellite network portal in Northern Sweden. Alongside the completion of our global LEO constellation, the development of a distributed and sophisticated ground infrastructure is critical for OneWeb to deliver connectivity for customers across a range of sectors.”
In the same vein, Benjamin Fischer, CEO of Arctic Space Technologies, commented, “Responsible space is a top priority for OneWeb, which is why we are happy to partner with them to create sustainable, innovative solutions on the ground. Together, we will help bring OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency connectivity solutions to the Northern Sweden region, marking another important step forward in closing the digital divide.”