Galaxy Broadband and OneWeb

OneWeb Welcomes Galaxy Broadband as a Distributor Partner to Improve Connectivity Across Canada and Arctic Region

LONDON, UK, May 27,2021 — OneWeb, the global communications network powered from Space, has announced a new Canadian distribution partner, Galaxy Broadband, to deliver OneWeb’s high speed, low latency communications services across Canada and the wider Arctic Region.

Supported by a global network of gateways and user terminals, OneWeb’s Global Connectivity Platform will provide high bandwidth and low latency connectivity to expand Galaxy’s existing connectivity capabilities in the region. The partnership will enable a ‘fibre-like’ experience to benefit end users, offering internet access no matter where users are.

OneWeb’s partnership with Galaxy will focus on expanding bandwidth for a variety of industries such as mining which will bring a range of benefits including improving corporate efficiency and operations while also helping remote workers better connect with their families and loved ones back home. Utilizing the power of OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) services Galaxy can augment its existing connectivity by adding low latency service, to connect rural airports, telemedicine applications, road monitoring and police stations.

Galaxy specializes in offering customers innovative solutions for remote site connectivity and, combined with its proprietary networks and infrastructure, to deliver remote data communications, VolP and internet access to customers across a wide range of industries. For almost three decades the company has provided reliable and innovative communications to enterprises with remote locations with limited or no connectivity, including resource-based projects, government entities, emergency responders and infrastructure projects. Galaxy also offer a range of value-added services and solutions, including a 24/7 managed service of IT networks that includes security, monitoring and reporting as well as network design and consulting, commercial installation, and maintenance.

OneWeb’s VP of Global Carrier and Enterprise, said: “OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network design uniquely offers Canada large amounts of capacity coupled with high speed, low latency services that will serve to bridge the digital divide across the country – and our services start at the end of this year. I’m delighted to partner with the Galaxy team, they are true satellite pioneers and experts in delivering effective communication solutions and together we will be able to offer game changing service across Canada and the Arctic.”

Galaxy’s Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rick Hodgkinson, commented: “We are very excited by the many advantages that OneWeb’s LEO services will bring to our suite of services. With OneWeb’s low latency and QoS capability our customers will have the quality connectivity necessary to deploy new software and systems to operate more efficiently in remote locations.  expanding our existing bandwidth capability for the end user. OneWeb’s proven technology and focus on scalable solutions will allow us to have accessible internet access for anyone, anywhere in these regions.”

Galaxy will begin implementing OneWeb’s network starting this summer and into early fall as OneWeb launches commercial service at the 50th parallel and above.

About OneWeb

OneWeb is a global communications network powered from space, headquartered in London, enabling connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities. It is implementing a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency communications service, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere. Find out more at http://www.oneweb.world

About Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc.

For over 28 years Galaxy Broadband has been a leading North American provider of commercial grade satellite networks and services focused on delivering high quality connectivity services to oil and gas, mining, construction, enterprise, and Government markets in Canada . Galaxy provides solutions ranging from fully managed voice and data networks to sophisticated network managed services that control hundreds of users in camps, and remote offices. For more information, please visit www.galaxybroadband.ca

 

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