OneWeb Satellite Network

"OneWeb goes further to help businesses and communities access, manage, and scale better connectivity."

Engineered to deliver low latency, high throughput connectivity

Introducing OneWeb’s transformative Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. The 648 satellite strong fleet is able to deliver truly global coverage, including both oceanic and polar regions. Leveraging the power of Ka and Ku-band frequencies, OneWeb’s network boasts latency below 70ms, data speeds up to 150 Mbps and a total useable capacity of over 1.1Tbps.


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Leveraging OneWeb LEO service

OneWeb, in collaboration with leading manufacturers like Kymeta and Hughes, offer several user terminals, that allow customers to harness the full potential of the LEO service. At Ground Control, our experience with the cutting-edge Kymeta u8 satellite terminal has yielded tangible success time and time again. Both the Kymeta u8 and Hughes LEO terminal boast ground-breaking phased array antennas, meaning they have no moving parts. This delivers unrivalled reliability and ease of set up. Both antennas can be used while your vehicle is in-motion, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity. This advanced technology delivers reliable SATCOM-On-The-Move (SOTM), ensuring uninterrupted connectivity.

The choice of terminals is largely dependent upon the specific use case or solution sought. For advice tailored to your specific needs, do not hesitate to engage our team using the button below.

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OneWeb Coverage

Following the successful completion of their historical launch program, OneWeb’s LEO service offers global coverage including the oceanic and polar regions. Their fleet of 648 satellites operate along 12 polar planes, completing 13 orbits daily; delivering satellite-powered connectivity to latitudes beyond 35 degrees North.

Servicing multiple industries including Government, First Responders, Aviation, Enterprise, Maritime and more, OneWeb’s LEO service delivers latency below 70ms, high throughput and speeds – up to 150 Mbps by 30 Mbps – to enable near real-time collaboration.

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Reliable Satellite Connectivity, Backhaul & Redundancy

Whether you’re seeking to expand your network into previously unreachable territories, establish robust backup solutions for seamless resilience, or unlock the power of hybrid connectivity for enhanced performance, OneWeb offers a trifecta of possibilities.

Leveraging the unmatched potential of both Ka-band and Ku-band frequencies, OneWeb provides a reliable, enterprise-grade communication experience that seamlessly adapts to permanent, semi-permanent, or mobile setups. Users benefit from added flexibility via the use of static IPs (unavailable with some popular airtime services) and the ability to combine the service with cellular networks. Moreover, in an era where security is paramount, OneWeb’s service boasts military-grade network security, and some ground stations are even located within military installations.


Partnering with Ground Control

With over two decades in the satellite communication industry, Ground Control remain at the forefront of a fast moving space-based communications landscape. With a comprehensive grasp of alternative airtime options and a commitment to finding the right solution for your communication needs, we are excited to bring OneWeb’s capabilities to our customer base.

By collaborating with us, you’re tapping into a team that crafts solutions tailored to both your present needs and future aspirations. We intimately understand the need for immediate and steadfast connectivity and take pride in our role as supporters of emergency responders, disaster recovery professionals, and organizations worldwide. Ultimately, we believe the latency, high throughput and speeds available via OneWeb, without congestion issues and proper support, could be a gamechanger for your organization. To find out more or get started on your communications journey with us, email details to or phone us on 800 773 7168 today.


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OneWeb airtime FAQs

How does OneWeb compare to Starlink?

While the frequency bands and latencies used are fairly similar, the key distinction between OneWeb and Starlink is the markets served. Starlink was founded to provide service to everyone – consumers, businesses, and government. Whereas OneWeb is focused on providing high-speed satellite services to private businesses and government agencies. This major difference in philosophies should materialize in lower cost, higher contended Starlink plans, and slightly higher cost, more predictable network performance on OneWeb.

Additional factors come into play, such as hardware CAPEX, hardware partners, and network options/security. Starlink controls the entire ecosystem, from hardware to customer support (which is very limited). OneWeb partners with traditional satellite antenna manufacturers to deliver a variety of form factors and performance levels. OneWeb has also established a service partner network that will allow businesses and governments more control over their OneWeb traffic and security. This not only creates more options for plans and pricing but also allows companies like Ground Control to have control over your traffic and be a direct line of technical support. Starlink handles all technical support and has little to no pre-sales consultant. OneWeb offerings will be made by companies that are designed to assist from start to finish, while Starlink’s conveyor belt service design has little to no availability for direct contact at the time of sale or when requiring technical support.

OneWeb is not a consumer network and cannot compete with Starlink at that level. But if you are a business or government agency looking for low latency, high-speed satellite internet service, OneWeb is a great option. To discuss your specific requirements email and one of Ground Control’s expert team will get in touch.

How does OneWeb work?

OneWeb utilizes a network of 648 satellites 1,200km above, in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to handle data transmission. Orchestrated within 12 carefully synchronised orbital planes, OneWeb satellites connect to both user terminals e.g. the Kymeta u8 LEO, and the ground network to deliver near real-time connectivity from anywhere on the globe.

Data rates and volume vary based on the selected terminal, but OneWeb’s service can achieve data download speeds of up to 150Mbps with latency as low as 70 milliseconds. For more detail, please see our OneWeb coverage page.

What is the availability of OneWeb's constellation today?

OneWeb successfully completed their first launch programme earlier this year, increasing their total satellite count to 648. Coverage for the LEO service now spans an additional 37 European countries including Austria and France, North America’s Western and Northeastern coasts and the expansive Midwest. This expansion has also had a significant impact on OneWeb’s service availability across Canada and numerous maritime regions.

As OneWeb is an enterprise-grade constellation, users do not suffer issues associated with congestion. In addition, OneWeb has met International Telecommunications Union (ITU) requirements to secure global priority spectrum rights, so customers and partners leveraging this service can expect reliable, fast connectivity, anywhere, anytime.

What is the support like for Ground Control's OneWeb service?

Through OneWeb’s service partner network, Ground Control can control your OneWeb traffic, meaning we can be a direct line of technical support. With offices in Nevada US and Hampshire and Gloucester UK, our experienced support teams can offer almost around-the-clock customer care through a variety of channels, including email, phone, and live chat, ensuring you can access the help you need, when you need it.

Is OneWeb's LEO service expensive?

OneWeb’s LEO service is remarkably cost-effective. A testament to innovation, OneWeb’s satellites only require around 1/50th of the time and resources traditionally needed for satellite manufacturing. Increased competition within the satellite communications industry and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) deployment of the constellation, also help reduce overall costs. Moreover, integrated cellular connectivity options can further enhance customer cost-efficiency.

Factors including location, data consumption requirements and frequency of data delivery will all impact overall connectivity costs. In addition, we’d always recommend customers continually review their satellite airtime plans to ensure usage and charges are aligned with current requirements – ensuring you’re on the right plan for your needs can have a significant impact.

For anyone who isn’t sure where to start or would like to discuss their requirements, contact us at, and one of the team will be able to provide no obligation guidance.

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Would you like to know more?

With over 20 years of experience in satellite communications, Ground Control brings a wealth of industry knowledge and technical expertise to the table. Our team has a deep understanding of OneWeb's technology and capabilities, ensuring seamless project planning, implementation, and management.

So if you'd like some advice on your project, or a quote for your OneWeb-enabled device or airtime, please call or email us, or complete the form below, we'll be happy to help.