Kymeta showcases OneWeb terminal
March 14, 2023
By Chris Forrester
Flat panel satellite terminal specialist Kymeta and OneWeb used the Washington Satellite 2023 show to unveil the Kymeta flat-panel ‘Hawk u8’ terminals which are being supplied to OneWeb. Kymeta says that delivery of the first consignment of units to OneWeb has been made and are in use commercially.
“This is a major milestone that gives Kymeta and OneWeb customers access to high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity while on the move or while stationary, anywhere in the world, via OneWeb’s LEO satellite network,” states Kymeta. Kymeta says it is continuing to ramp its production to meet overwhelming pent-up demand.
“With the vast unmet demands for ubiquitous broadband and growth in portable and mobile communications requirements across major industries globally, Kymeta and OneWeb’s partnership aims to fill these needs. Kymeta user terminals are available for fixed applications and will soon be available for communications on the move for land and sea. Today’s commercial milestone marks the beginning of new solutions and opportunities to better serve the needs of customers around the world,” states the pair.
“The satellite industry is entering an exciting new era, as every major industry from agriculture to defense can increasingly tap mobile broadband as an efficient and effective means to transform their operations,” said Walter Berger, President/Co-CEO, Kymeta. “The race to capitalize on the opportunity will be won by a group relay, not a single-company sprint. Partnerships such as our ongoing collaboration with OneWeb, along with Kymeta’s investments and innovation, will accelerate new applications to connect industries on Earth to capacity in space.”
Speaking about the new milestone with Kymeta, OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson added “We know there is palpable demand for flat panel, small, lightweight, easy to use, low power terminals. Kymeta’s u8 terminal gives our customers an exciting new choice of terminal for reliable, efficient connectivity to our LEO network.”
Widely adopted by military, government and enterprise customers, Kymeta says it offers the world’s only high-bandwidth, low-power, fully integrated family of high throughput mobile terminals. OneWeb’s LEO satellite network will give Kymeta customers access to high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity while on the move or while stationary, anywhere in the world.