OneWeb and Amazon to link satcom and cloud with integrated services

Satellite operator OneWeb has signed a letter of intent with cloud platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) to explore the provision of cloud-based connectivity and services to customers worldwide.

The companies plan to work together on horizontal and vertical services to provide customisable and integrated offerings for edge-to-edge operations, combining global satellite broadband connectivity with AWS cloud services and edge computing capabilities.

OneWeb says that the ambition is to provide a fully integrated satellite constellation management system as a service, creating a new generation of virtual network functions for LEO connectivity. This will include support for improved business continuity and virtualisation of operations, as well as aggregation of predictive and trending big data analytics through data lakes.

“We are incredibly excited to begin working with AWS to see cloud services extended even closer to the edge thanks to OneWeb’s network,” said Maurizio Vanotti, Vice President for New Markets at OneWeb.

“This global agreement will change the market dynamics, with OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency services powering connectivity that will enable customers to reach even the most remote edges of the world and everywhere in between.”

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