Connecting the unconnected.
Terrestrial networks (both fixed and mobile) deliver high-speed Internet access to billions of people worldwide. Yet, more than half the world still remains without connectivity to these networks that provide access to education, healthcare, retail, entertainment, and much more. OneWeb, Ltd. and Qualcomm Research are on a mission to change that—working together to build a global communications network that will extend high-performance Internet access to unserved and underserved areas around the world.
Qualcomm Research is a division of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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The OneWeb Network
The OneWeb communications network is enabled through a next generation low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation made up of hundreds of satellites, orbiting at approximately 1,200 kilometers and working in coordination to create the world's largest coverage footprint. Unlike existing Geosynchronous (GEO) satellite solutions, which orbit at approximately 36,000 kilometers, the OneWeb satellite constellation will be closer to the earth. This will deliver a superior, low-latency mobile broadband user experience. And because the OneWeb network will integrate with terrestrial networks to extend 3G, 4G LTE (including LTE Unlicensed), and Wi-Fi services, it will allow consumers to use a wide variety of mobile devices.