Talia signs major agreement with OneWeb to take LEO services

February 27, 2019

OneWeb has secured its first customer contract to deliver its high speed, low latency, global communications services.

OneWeb has signed an agreement to provide Talia, the market-leading teleport, satellite and network operator, with a fast, affordable service for the Quika platform to offer consumer broadband internet and community WiFi across a number of regions including Africa and the Middle East. OneWeb’s next generation global satellite broadband service will come on stream for Talia starting in 2021, with virtually all of Talia’s markets activated by 2023. 

Alan Afrasiab, President and CEO Talia Ltd said: “Talia is proud to sign the very first significant LEO network service agreement with OneWeb. Talia continues to be at the forefront of the satellite industry, looking ahead and implementing the very latest technologies available in the market for our customers. We are delighted to be working closely with OneWeb who will provide us with a tailored solution for high-speed broadband coverage on the Quika service platform. The OneWeb service gives Talia the reach to rapidly meet the ever-increasing demand for high speed, low latency and ubiquitous connectivity for our customers.”

Nicolas Zibell, Chief Commercial Officer, OneWeb said: “Bringing on board Talia at the very start of our commercialisation phase demonstrates the pent-up demand for our global coverage solution and showcases how companies are thinking ahead to meet the future IoT and 5G demands of their customers as well. OneWeb offers simple product, service and pricing options to ensure that it’s easy for clients, resellers and operators to do business with us.”

OneWeb’s mission is to provide connectivity for people everywhere and connecting schools has always been at the heart of its mission. Internet access to every school aligns closely with the common goals of both Talia and Intermatica to bridge the digital divide with affordable, high-speed Internet access.

“Alongside our valued clients and partners, we are one step closer towards our mission of connectivity to everyone, everywhere,” continued Zibell.

OneWeb, which manufactures satellites through its joint venture with Airbus, will announce on 27 February the launch of its first six satellites. OneWeb will commence the largest satellite launch campaign in history to create a constellation of over 600 satellites providing full global commercial broadband coverage by 2021.