Eutelsat OneWeb receives approval from Indian space regulator for satellite broadband services

OneWeb India has received the necessary authorizations from IN-SPACe to launch Eutelsat OneWeb’s commercial satellite broadband services in India.

IN-SPACe is the agency of the Government of India, responsible for regulating space activities and granting authorization for conducting the space activities in the country.

Noteworthy, OneWeb India is the first organization to be granted this authorization.

Also, to be noted that Eutelsat OneWeb, the low earth orbit operator, is part of Eutelsat Group.

This authorization means Eutelsat OneWeb can launch commercial connectivity services as soon as spectrum allocation has been granted by the Government.

This news adds to Eutelsat OneWeb’s existing strong position in the Indian market, where OneWeb India already holds the necessary licences from the Department of Telecommunications to provide broadband services using satellite connectivity.

Further, the business has also obtained in principle approval to establish and operate two gateways in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, which would secure the provision of vital high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity to customers across India, once services are rolled out.

About Eutelsat Group

Eutelsat Group is a global leader in satellite communications, delivering connectivity and broadcast services worldwide.

The Group was formed through the combination of the Company and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 36 Geostationary satellites and a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of more than 600 satellites.

The Group addresses the needs of customers in four key verticals of Video, where it distributes more than 6,500 television channels, and the high-growth connectivity markets of Mobile Connectivity, Fixed Connectivity, and Government Services.

Eutelsat Group’s unique suite of in-orbit assets enables it to deliver integrated solutions to meet the needs of global customers. 

The Company is headquartered in Paris and the Eutelsat Group employs more than 1,700 people across more than 50 countries.