Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, have signed a distribution agreement in the U.S. focused on enterprise services.
In India, OneWeb and Hughes Network will distribute services to large enterprises, small and medium businesses, government, telcos and ISPs in the rural and remote parts of the country.
Hughes will offer OneWeb’s connectivity for markets such as enterprise, government, commercial aviation and maritime, cellular backhaul, and community Wi-Fi hotspots.
Pradman Kaul, President, Hughes, said: “OneWeb’s system enhances the Hughes portfolio of networking capabilities, introducing a low-latency option with global reach that complements GEO satellite capacity density and capability to meet our customers’ needs.”
Hughes, through its parent company EchoStar, is an investor in OneWeb. It is also an ecosystem partner to OneWeb, developing gateway electronics and the core module that will power every user terminal for the system. Hughes is the prime contractor on an agreement with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab to integrate and demonstrate managed LEO SATCOM using OneWeb capacity in the Arctic region.