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Sat One win the race to Deploy First OneWeb LEO Service in Southern Hemisphere

April 30, 2024
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19 DECEMBER 2023: SYDNEY: Sat.One has announced it has won the race to successfully deploy the first ever EutelSat OneWeb Enterprise Low Earth Orbit (LEO) service in the Southern Hemisphere.

As part of a three-year deal, Sat.One in partnership with EutelSat OneWeb, has deployed an Enterprise LEO broadband service to Hitachi’s Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) Proof of Concept (PoC) site in the South Burnett, South Queensland.

Sat.One Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Fairbairn said "We are all incredibly proud to officially deploy the first enterprise grade LEO service in the Australian market. This is a huge milestone not only for Sat One but for the industry as a whole as finally Enterprise customers now have a connectivity service solution they can trust that is backed up with an industry leading Service Level Agreement."  

“Sat.One’s reliable low latency Enterprise communications will power critical business applications and communication services for Hitachi Construction Machinery Pty Ltd.”  

"As the world's only focused Enterprise LEO constellation, our network brings choice to enterprises seeking best-of-breed LEO technology, an upgrade from GEO services or consumer grade LEO capability, extending into support for existing critical backup systems, with potential to deliver seamless 4G/5G backhaul options.

"Sat.One is redefining connectivity, and we couldn't be prouder to be connecting businesses and communities across Australia," Mr Fairbairn said.  

AHS Business Unit General Manager from Hitachi, Greg Smith said “This connection provides a stable, reliable and rapid capacity to support Hitachi’s AHS development and support teams to enhance user experience and simplify operational technology network operations.”

“Also, facilitating Hitachi’s vision for the effective use of data and roll out of our Digital Mining Strategy. It is also the MVP for an extension of the functionality to future sites and Hitachi facilities, across the globe,” Mr Smith said.

The broadband service has been deployed via the Eutelsat/OneWeb constellation via a Kymeta Hawk user terminal.

Eutelsat OneWeb Vice President for APAC, David Thorn, commented "Eutelsat OneWeb is also incredibly proud to have partnered with Sat.One to provide the first LEO commercial connection in the APAC region. This is a very important milestone, and we are excited to be working with Sat.One to deliver this critically important service to Hitachi Construction Machinery."

The Sat.One LEO network is the only trusted enterprise grade network available in APAC. Sat.One provides fast internet, with low latency and high bandwidth to remote areas without access to fibre, cable, or mobile tower services. Operating at 1200km, boasting significant advantages for Global coverage look angles and low latency.


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