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OneWeb presents their Vision for LEO Satellites and 6G Connectivity

In previous posts we looked at how OneWeb is trying to implement 5G in their satellite networks from the start. In a recent talk at 5G Forum Korea, Massimiliano Ladovaz, CTO of OneWeb presented their Vision for LEO Satellites and 6G connectivity

Any issues OneWeb was facing, are past problems, and in the last year they have not only sorted that out but also managed to make good progress with their launches. 

Back in December, OneWeb successfully launched 36 satellites, bringing total in-orbit constellation to 394 satellites. They have now launched over 60 percent of their LEO satellite fleet that has been promised to deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity. They ended 2021 with nine launches completed since December 2020, and several partnerships and agreements signed.

During the talk, Massimiliano highlighted many features and progress of OW (OneWeb) satellite constellation, including that even though the architecture was based on LTE standards, they expect eventual migration to 5G and 6G. 

OW's Gen2 is expected to be 6G ready by 2026. While they are expecting the standards to fully define interoperability with 5G (and 4G), all development will focus on newer standards going forward. 

The video of the talk is embedded below:

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