OneWeb acquires low latency Hughes LEO terminals

OneWeb acquires low latency Hughes LEO terminals

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Hughes Network Systems, LLC has announced that OneWeb has ordered 10,000 Hughes LEO terminals to enable networking services for enterprise and government customers. Engineered and manufactured by Hughes, the terminals (model number HL1100) include the Hughes electronically steered antenna and compact indoor and outdoor equipment necessary to activate high-speed, low latency broadband service on the OneWeb constellation.

Massimiliano Ladovaz, CTO at OneWeb, said: “These terminals will enable our partners to optimize the low latency, high speed benefits of our network with a turnkey, easy to install and operate terminal. Hughes continues to be an important partner to OneWeb.” 

John Corrigan, senior vice president, Hughes, said: “The ground-breaking Hughes LEO terminal combines decades of engineering capability and intellectual property with our intimate understanding of the OneWeb system as their ground network technology partner. OneWeb has chosen to offer their customers this innovative, high performance terminal for low-latency satellite service that can be employed for government and business applications as easily as plugging in two cables.”

Constructed with a solid and durable aluminum chassis, the Hughes LEO terminal works right “out of the box,” with a compact indoor (IDU) and outdoor unit (ODU) self-pointing to the OneWeb constellation. The terminal is compact, easy to install, and will make optimal use of the OneWeb system capabilities for low latency and speeds up to 195 Mbps down and 32 Mbps up. With prototypes available and testing already underway, Hughes will start production of the LEO terminals for OneWeb in the second half of 2023.

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