BT confirms talks with OneWeb over rural broadband coverage

BT and OneWeb have confirmed that they are exploring using the satellite network for rural coverage in the UK, according to Capacity Media and Fierce Telecom

The two companies announced last week that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the provision of improved digital communication services to some of the hardest-to-reach parts of the UK.

OneWeb said its network will be a “vital means for bridging the last digital divides across the network” to help close broadband gaps in areas beyond the reach of its mobile and fibre networks.

BT’s Openreach division is in the midst of a massive fibre project, working to reach 25 million locations by 2026.

In May, it said that figure would include 6 million premises in some of the “hardest-to-serve parts of the country.”

Full articles:

Capacity Media - BT confirms talks with OneWeb over rural broadband coverage

Fierce Telecom - BT eyes OneWeb’s satellite service for rural broadband


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