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Space internet service closer to becoming reality

September 19, 2019

Test results from recent Low Earth Orbit internet satellite launches are starting to come in—and they’re impressive.

OneWeb, which launched six Airbus satellites in February, says tests show throughput speeds of over 400 megabits per second and latency of 40 milliseconds.

Partnering with Intellian, developer of OneWeb user terminals, OneWeb streamed full high-definition video at 1080p resolution. The company tested for latency, speed, jitter, handover between satellites, and power control.

OneWeb said it achieved the following during its tests:

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