OneWeb signs LOI with Kazpost and Beeline Kazakhstan

OneWeb signs a Letter of Intent with Kazpost and Beeline Kazakhstan to cooperate in fixed LEO satellite connectivity services to enable digitalization of the nationwide postal offices’ network in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

OneWeb, the global low Earth orbit (LEO) communications network, today announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Kazpost, Kazakhstan National Postal Service, with the largest regional branch network in Kazakhstan, and Beeline Kazakhstan to address the needs for high-speed internet communications in remote areas across Kazakhstan. The LOI was signed at the Inaugural Astana International Forum 2023 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Currently, 340 out of Kazpost’s 2,000 stationary rural post offices are not connected to the Internet. OneWeb will provide these remote locations with high-speed internet connection, with Beeline Kazakhstan acting as the technical integrator of the project. OneWeb LEO satellites-powered broadband connectivity will enable Kazpost to provide e-government, e-commerce, transport and logistics, financial services for businesses and the public across the country.

This announcement demonstrates OneWeb’s continued commitment to providing high speed connectivity to remote regions of Kazakhstan. Last summer, OneWeb completed successful field trials in northern rural Kazakhstan, and earlier this year, OneWeb and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, National Railways Company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the provision of high-speed, low-latency broadband satellite connectivity for railway stations and rolling stock across the country.

This collaboration between OneWeb, Kazpost and Beeline is an important milestone in the development of Kazakhstan’s connectivity network. With a longstanding presence in the country, including undertaking successful field trials at the National Space Centre last year, OneWeb recognizes how important bridging the digital divide is to improve the infrastructure and economies in rural and remote areas. With the high-speed, low latency application of our LEO network, I look forward to seeing how OneWeb can continue to work with local partners to ensure Kazakhstan benefits from pioneering satellite communications technologies

Stephen Beynon, Chief Commercial Officer of OneWeb

The collaboration is part of OneWeb’s ongoing commitment to provide worldwide ubiquitous satellite broadband connectivity forging local partnerships across the globe. The company has already completed the deployment of its low Earth Orbit satellite constellation ahead of the global roll out of services later this year and has partners across the world. OneWeb plans to launch commercial services in Kazakhstan before the end of the year.

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