OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit satellite communications company jointly owned by the UK Government and Bharti Global (the Airtel parent's London-based international subsidiary), announced on January 15 that it had secured additional funding from SoftBank and Hughes Network Systems, bringing its total funding to $1.4 billion. "The capital raised to date positions the Company to be fully funded for its first-generation satellite fleet, totaling 648 satellites, by the end of 2022," Bharti said in a press release. OneWeb hopes to be delivering broadband worldwide using its satellite constellation as backhaul, and says it will leverage this technology for 5G as well, similar to SpaceX's Starlink, which may have ambitions to enter the Indian market. OneWeb’s LEO satellite system includes a network of global gateway stations. In December, OneWeb launched 36 new satellites, built at its Airbus Joint Venture assembly plant…
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