10 Mar '17, 3pm

Intelsat, OneWeb Merge Into First "Truly Global Broadband Company"

Intelsat, OneWeb Merge Into First "Truly Global Broadband Company"

By Jof Enriquez Follow me on Twitter @jofenriq Astronauts Richard J. Hieb, Thomas D. Akers and Pierre J. Thuot (top to bottom) attach a specially designed grapple bar underneath the 4.5 ton Intelsat VI satellite at the space shuttle Endeavour's cargo bay in this NASA handout photo taken May 13, 1992. Image courtesy of REUTERS/NASA/Handout/File Photo Satellite services provider Intelsat SA is merging with OneWeb Ltd. in a share-for-share transaction to build the world’s first truly global broadband network, combining OneWeb’s constellation of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites with Intelsat’s fleet of geostationary orbit (GEO) satellites. United States-based satellite startup OneWeb, with partner Airbus, is planning to launch an initial 900 microsatellites into low earth orbit beginning in 2018 to deliver affordable Internet access globally. It’s one of a handful of companies...

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