Oneweb, backed by the Bharti Group, obtains a license to provide satellite services in India


Oneweb, backed by Bharti Group, has received a government license to provide satellite services in the country, an official source said on Thursday. UK-based Oneweb plans to provide connectivity in the country via the OneWeb satellite from mid-2022.

“The Department of Telecommunications has issued a Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite (GMPCS) license to OneWeb,” the official source told PTI. An email query sent to OneWeb went unanswered.

With the license, which allows Oneweb to provide satellite communication services in India, the Bharti Group will have an advantage in connecting its mobile towers via satellite services. In 2020, OneWeb was acquired by the UK government and Bharti Group.

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Meanwhile, OneWeb and Indian Space Research Organization’s commercial arm, New Space India Ltd (NSIL) have reached an agreement that will see OneWeb carry out its satellite launch program. The first launch with NSIL is scheduled for 2022 from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

Satellite industry body Indian Space Association (ISpA) said the partnership between OneWeb and NSIL is a historic development and will surely pave the way for greater participation by private space players, which will boost the economy. Indian space.

First post: STI


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