AST & OneWeb Connectivity Services

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Powered by OneWeb’s constellation of 650 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and backed up by AST’s 30 years of experience in remote communication solutions - our partnership is based on the shared belief that remote, faultless connectivity is essential to delivering operational excellence.

AST has considerable expertise working with a variety of land and maritime sectors around the world, including merchant shipping and offshore, energy, government, Environmental and Research and NGO & humanitarian.

With over three decades of experience offering worldwide satellite communication services across land and maritime, you can be confident that your business will be provided with a secure tailored solution. As OneWeb’s official partner, we can offer customers unrivalled super-fast connectivity, whether it’s on land or at sea.

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Land Coverage Q4 2022

  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • North Sea
  • Northern Europe (from 50°N)
  • Greenland
  • Iceland

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Bringing you the future of remote connectivity

AST and OneWeb are offering customers access to OneWeb’s low-latency, fibre-like and affordable connectivity solutions, in even the most remote locations.

Powered by OneWeb’s constellation of 650 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and backed up by AST’s 30 years of experience in remote communication solutions – our partnership is based on the shared belief that remote, faultless connectivity is essential to delivering operational excellence.

  • High speed – always
  • Low latency
  • Affordability
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Improving remote connectivity

OneWeb is building an unparalleled end-to-end system that will supply broadband-style data speeds to every part of the world. Our network is in its final phase of deployment to meet this truly global IT challenge.

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OneWeb and AST

By working together, AST and OneWeb will provide fast, flexible, next-generation connectivity solutions. With global coverage, users will be able to access seamless connectivity in even the most remote locations on land and at sea.

  • Land connectivity 50°N as of Q4 2022
  • Land connectivity 25°N and S as of Q3 2023
  • Maritime connectivity 50°N by Q1 2023
  • Maritime connectivity 25°N and S by Q3 2023
  • Global coverage by the end of 2023
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The AST advantage

AST is an independent provider of remote communication services with 30 years’ experience in delivering solutions to both maritime and land-based sectors.

Our experienced team of connectivity experts, network specialists and installation engineers are located all around the world in our offices in the UK, Europe, Americas, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.  We are a part of the future of connectivity.

By working together with OneWeb, we will provide fast, flexible, next-generation connectivity solutions. With global coverage, users will be able to access seamless connectivity in even the most remote locations on land and at sea.

How OneWeb Works

High-speed connectivity, everywhere – on land and at sea. By working together, AST and OneWeb will provide fast, flexible, next-generation connectivity solutions.

OneWeb’s innovative LEO (Low Earth Orbit) constellation provides ground-breaking fibre-like connectivity partnering together with AST’s experience and knowledge. The satellite constellation is a planned initial 648-satellite constellation that will be completed in 2022.

Oneweb’s satellites, orbiting at only 1200km, are 30 times closer to earth than geo satellites and 8 times closer than MEO satellites. This low altitude provides unrivalled 100ms low-latency connectivity, allowing vessels, passengers, and crew to access the same tools and experiences as on land.

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Unrivalled low-latency opens up new possibilities

By providing high-speed, low-latency connectivity, OneWeb’s digital solutions will improve communities and economies everywhere. Unlike other satellite networks, OneWeb provides 4G-like connectivity and terrestrial fibre services.

With global coverage, users will be able to access seamless connectivity in even the most remote locations on land and at sea.

OneWeb key benefits are:

  • Simple to use
  • Flexible to our customers’ needs
  • Responsible on earth and in space
  • Engineered to deliver high speeds and low latency always
How OneWeb’s system works

Fast, secure and reliable global connectivity from the user terminal to satellites, to ground station – built with trusted partners across the globe.

OneWeb for Land

OneWeb and AST believe that fibre-like connectivity should be available regardless of location or environmental circumstances, allowing any remote land operation to become more efficient, sustainable, and profitable.

Our Fiber-like connectivity solutions are enabling land operations to undergo a digital transformation. Our global accessible network helps cut through existing hurdles to optimising corporate operations at lower costs, whether it’s large data transfer during an exploration phase or real-time data transfer and exchange, supporting fast decision making to customers on land.

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Energy

With widespread digitalisation for monitoring and managing distant operations, AST and OneWeb high-throughout fibre-like services provide a dependable solution where high-speed connectivity cannot easily reach in an increasingly complex and dynamic sector.

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Mining

AST and OneWeb’s solutions provide high throughput, low latency solutions that improve access to real-time performance data by providing both the mining and resource industry with fast, flexible and secure connectivity as a standardised service.

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NGO's & Environmental

Our reliable high-speed connectivity everywhere offers vital and effective delivery of aid where communications are poor or non-existent due to conflict or natural disaster.

Designed to meet the challenges of the present, our critical security facilities safeguard workers safety while operating in distant and dangerous locations around the world, including reliable low-latency communications.

Government & Security

With over 30 years of extensive experience working in the government and security sectors. Reliable, flexible, and scalable connectivity is critical for all government applications, regardless of location.

Our solutions can support a wide range of task sets, from intelligence gathering and direct action to humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HADR) and search and rescue (SAR).

OneWeb for Maritime

AST and OneWeb have a shared maritime belief that connectivity at sea should be as seamless and simple as it is onshore.

As OneWeb’s first and most experienced maritime partner, AST will offer maritime customers access to OneWeb’s fast, flexible and affordable connectivity solutions seamlessly in even the most remote locations at sea. 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.

The open ocean is a tough work environment, presenting challenges to communications that are vital to those that work in the maritime industry. We understand that it is essential for maritime vessels and personnel to stay in touch at all times. Never before has the industry been under such intense pressure to become more competitive, reduce emissions, cut costs, and prevent cybercrime. However, with these challenges comes a greater opportunity to define a new industry outlook.

In response to these challenges, AST and OneWeb’s solutions provide high throughput, low latency solutions that improve access to real-time performance data by providing users with fast, flexible, secure connectivity as a standardised service.

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Merchant Shipping

For the commercial maritime industry, OneWeb’s fibre-like connectivity enables ships to function as highly efficient offices. Maritime workers can stay connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with OneWeb and AST’s wide product and solution portfolio. Our dependable global service is also the first in the Arctic with exceptional capacity.

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Offshore Energy

From FPSOs and OSVs to rigs in shallow and deep waters, OneWeb’s satellite communications and AST’s complimentary products and services are ideally suited for offshore operators looking for greater operational resilience and maximizing production at lower costs in a highly complex industry.

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Commercial Fishing

Fishing fleet owners will always looking for ways to improve operational efficiency and safety by accessing weather information and being able to privately contact other vessels in their fleet.

OneWeb and AST’s fibre-like connectivity solutions will provide superior connectivity to both fishing fleets and individual vessels, which is currently only available to larger vessels.

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Yachts & Leisure Boats

Owners and passengers digital expectations require that they stay connected 24/7 to make calls, watch Netflix, access the internet, and send texts and emails from any location and in any weather.

OneWeb and AST’s global satellite communications service for the leisure sector offers high-speed and high-quality connectivity.

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Super Yachts

As more people move their offices onboard and enjoy greater flexibility with seasonal sailing to explore different routes, reliable and secure high-speed internet has become an important selling point.

OneWeb and AST can provide owners with the benefit of plans on demand, connectivity options based on usage, and the ability to eliminate fixed and unexpected costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about OneWeb

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.

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. Contact us using the button below to enquire about becoming a partner.

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