OneWeb has announced a new distributor partnership with Pacific Dataport, a company founded by Microcom – a supplier of satellite communication systems in Alaska.
The collaboration will enable delivery of OneWeb’s high speed, low latency, communications services across Alaska. This agreement marks a key milestone in service-readiness for OneWeb’s Network and its commitment to bring high-speed internet to the Arctic region.
PDI’s distribution agreement with OneWeb ensures that customers in the Arctic will have access to OneWeb services as early as Q4 2020.
Alaska’s unique qualities mean that it is a center for economic growth, and OneWeb’s global network will be a key enabler of regional initiatives such as the collection of climate data, and the growth of a digital economy.
As well as already being a growing economic hub for many industries, the Arctic is also a pivotally important potential shipping route and has the potential to cut voyage times to a fraction.