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Galaxy Broadband has signed a $50 million multi-year deal to provide OneWeb’s low Earth orbit satellite services to Canada including a new Internet service to the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut
LONDON, UK / ONTARIO, Canada, 01 Feb 2023: OneWeb and Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc. (“Galaxy”), the Ontario-based satellite service company that provides telecommunications services to enterprise customers, today announced a $50 million USD, multi-year deal to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity solutions across Canada including the northern territory of Nunavut.
As one of OneWeb’s fastest growing Distribution Partners to date, Galaxy has already deployed to over 75 locations throughout Canada, meeting a range of customer needs and connecting anywhere from 30 to 800 users at each site.
Powered by OneWeb’s LEO satellite communications network, Galaxy offers connectivity services designed specifically for the remotest Canadian enterprises including mine sites and remote communities. The deal enables Galaxy to support the digital transformation of enterprises, communities, civil and military government users, giving high-speed access to digital information, productivity tools and cloud services.
Neil Masterson, CEO of OneWeb, says: “We are thrilled to be expanding our work with Galaxy, delivering on our mission to provide high-speed, low-latency service to more rural and remote areas where connectivity is long overdue. With decades of experience successfully connecting Canadians, Galaxy is one of OneWeb’s first partners and we are proud of the service we have been able to deliver together across Canada. Galaxy recognized early on the unique capabilities a low Earth orbit satellite constellation can offer to reach some of the most remote locations. Thanks to our deepening partnership, we can bring increased connectivity to even more Canadian enterprises, communities, and governments.”
Rick Hodgkinson, CEO and Founder of Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc., comments “Galaxy is delighted to expand its business with OneWeb and secure the bandwidth vital to improve connectivity throughout Nunavut. Access to broadband internet is an essential service that supports education, healthcare, commerce and general well-being. There are numerous communities throughout Canada that do not have access to broadband internet, with the challenge in Nunavut being particularly acute as the Territory is 100% dependent on satellite connectivity services. OneWeb’s low earth orbit satellites will marketably improve connectivity in the Territory and is an important milestone for Nunavummiut. Galaxy’s roll-out of OneWeb services is underway with a target to have all 25 communities in Nunavut connected by the end of 2023.”
OneWeb is a global communications network powered from space, headquartered in London, enabling connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities. It is implementing a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency communications service, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere. Find out more at http://www.oneweb.world
About Galaxy Broadband
Galaxy is a leading remote communications provider in North America with over 30 years of experience servicing the Canadian market with satellite and terrestrial wireless solutions. Based in Mississauga, Ontario and with sales offices, teleports facilities, and warehousing across Canada, Galaxy offers a full suite of leading-edge communication solutions to the resources, government, communities and commercial markets across the country. Galaxy is committed to offer its customers the very best in class services to deliver a predictable, reliable and resilient solution to their remote connectivity needs supported by a world class support capability. www.galaxybroadband.ca
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