Field Solutions Holdings Limited, Australia’s leading rural and regional telecommunications carrier, has been appointed as a OneWeb Distribution Partner in Australia, delivering OneWeb’s LEO (low Earth orbit) high-speed, low-latency satellite services to rural, regional, and remote Australia.
“This is an important milestone for rural and regional connectivity as OneWeb’s LEO satellite delivers business grade satellite capabilities,” commented Andrew Roberts, FSG CEO. “OneWeb’s technology will help us further extend our reach across underserviced regions of Australia with “fibre-like” connectivity to the most out of reach places, accelerating our ability to deliver technologies such as 5G and IoT anywhere,” he added.
OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite company, is now over the halfway point toward delivering global LEO satellite services in 2022 and is seeing growing demand from telecommunications providers, ISPs, and governments worldwide to offer its low-latency, high-speed connectivity services. OneWeb has raised US$2.7 billion since November 2020.
“OneWeb’s enterprise-grade network has a unique capability to serve hard-to-reach businesses and communities. Our work with FSG will focus on how satellite technology can support improved capacity and coverage in remote, rural, and challenging geographic locations,” said David Thorn, OneWeb Regional Director, APAC. “Today’s agreement with FSG demonstrates OneWeb’s execution momentum and our goal to reach remote communities in Australia with fibre-like services.”
In mid 2021, FSG announced it had been awarded projects under the Commonwealth Mobile Blackspot Project which will see FSG build and trial Australia’s first Neutral Host mobile network.
This project, which will be trialled in northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland, will also showcase the ability for OneWeb’s LEO satellite technology as an enabler for the deployment of 5G in rural and remote regions.
“We’re very excited to partner with OneWeb to pioneer and deploy these new technologies, which further help to close the digital divide between metropolitan areas and rural and remote areas in Australia, faster and more cost effectively.” Roberts commented. FSG will be retailing and wholesaling the OneWeb product set nationally and via our regional offices, together will providing installation services, ongoing support and technical assistance. “Providing a fully supported, turn-key product is especially vital in remote and rural areas ” adds Roberts.