SpaceX, Facebook, OneWeb and even Boeing are currently in a fierce battle to shake up the broadband business. Other big companies (and personalities) are backing them (Google, Airbus, Qualcomm, Intelsat, Coca-Cola, the Virgin Group, Jeff Bezos etc)
But these are not broadband companies? How will they pull this off?
These companies would like to provide global broadband internet access using thousands of satellites in low-earth orbit (about 1,500km)
OK, cool. What about latency and speed? The latency has got to be terrible, right?
Low-Earth orbit satellites could provide latencies similar to wired cable services. In addition to low latencies (about 25ms), SpaceX claims its satellites will deliver gigabit speeds (1 Gbps+)
Imagine a world where you are not limited to local broadband providers. Live in an area without a fibre connection nearby? No problem, OneWeb has got you covered.
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