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Hanwha Systems partners with Eutelsat OneWeb for satellite services in South Korea

EditorAmbhini Aishwarya
Published 11/29/2023, 06:09 AM
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SOUTH KOREA - Hanwha Systems, a Seoul-based technology firm, has announced a significant partnership with Eutelsat OneWeb to provide Business-to-Business (B2B) satellite communication services. This move is set to enhance connectivity in South Korea's hard-to-reach areas, including islands and mountainous regions. The collaboration is focused on delivering round-the-clock Space Internet connectivity, particularly for emergency scenarios, by installing new communication terminals.

The agreement, revealed today, is a part of a priority government project aimed at creating an expansive low-orbit network that promises uninterrupted B2B communications. This network will be especially crucial for areas that currently lack reliable communication services and will support vital operations during emergencies or in the event of infrastructural deficits.

Song Seong-chan, director of Hanwha Systems' Space Research Institute, highlighted the importance of the service for uninterrupted communication during crises, while Cyril Dujardin, the co-general manager of Eutelsat OneWeb, expressed anticipation for enhancing emergency services with dependable connectivity solutions.

Hanwha Systems is advancing towards securing Korean government landing rights after its registration with the Ministry of Science and Technology in July. With frequencies and orbits sanctioned by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the completion of the government's low-orbit communication network is projected by late next year, pending the finalization of their landing rights agreement with the Eutelsat Group.

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