BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
OneWeb, the global communications company, and Kazakhstan’s Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the first low-latency satellite broadband in Kazakhstan, Trend reports with reference to OneWeb.
The partnership is focused on achieving two important goals in Kazakhstan and Central Asia: providing the first low-latency satellite broadband in Kazakhstan and establishing a technical hub in the country to support OneWeb’s communication service delivery across Central Asia.
The MoU was signed by the Governor of AIFC Kairat Kelimbetov and OneWeb’s CEO Adrian Steckel during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“OneWeb plans to engage local telecom operators among its distribution partners to provide its ubiquitous, high-speed, low-latency “fiber-like” broadband connectivity across the private and public sector, including businesses, schools, hospitals and civil services in Kazakhstan,” the report said.
A technical hub serving the greater Central Asia region will also be one of the projects under consideration, enabled by existing space communications infrastructure in Kazakhstan, the report said.
“OneWeb is considering setting up a joint venture in the jurisdiction of AIFC to operate this Central Asia technical hub. OneWeb supports Kazakhstan’s ambition to digitize its economy and become a pioneer of new satellite communications technologies, further developing Kazakhstan’s reputation as an innovative country, especially in ‘New Space’ technology and adding momentum to its satellite communications sector,” the report said.
OneWeb's is implementing a constellation of Low Earth-Orbiting 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 for businesses and governments around the world.
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