Intellian and OneWeb proceed with User Terminal Production

Intellian and OneWeb have conducted a successful demonstration of Intellian’s flat panel user terminal operating on OneWeb’s commercial network. The demonstration showcased the terminal’s ability to achieve maximum download and upload speeds supported by the OneWeb system in full duplex mode, with seamless beam and satellite handovers.

The event took place at Intellian’s advanced development center in Maryland and utilized Intellian’s small form-factor electronically scanned array (ESA) user terminal. Following the successful demonstration, Intellian confirmed its plans to enter production of the terminal in the fourth quarter of this year.

Intellian’s President and CEO, Eric Sung, expressed satisfaction with the over-the-air demonstration, emphasizing the validation of their ESA technology and the progress towards launching integrated products that will benefit all of OneWeb’s commercial customers. Sung also highlighted Intellian’s new manufacturing campus in Korea, launched in 2022, which enables the delivery of products at an impressive scale while ensuring quality assurance for their partners.

OneWeb has been steadily deploying its Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network, including a recent launch conducted by SpaceX on January 10th. The company has successfully deployed over 80% of its initial constellation and is already providing commercial services in collaboration with distribution partners in regions such as Alaska, Canada, the U.K., Greenland, and the wider Arctic area. The company has plans to expand its services further across the United States, southern Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and other locations including Africa.

In a separate development, Intellian has made an announcement regarding the expansion of its XEO series of VSAT antennas. This expansion includes the introduction of the X100D model this month, and there are plans to release the X150D model in the third quarter of the year.

Intellian Technologies unveiled the latest details of their electronically scanned array (ESA) technology at SATELLITE 2023 on Monday, March 13. The company’s full-duplex ESA user terminal, named OW11FL, is specifically designed to operate on the OneWeb satellite network. Production of this terminal is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2023.

The OW11FL user terminal boasts a low-profile and weatherized antenna, catering to the connectivity needs of enterprise customers. Intellian’s ESA product aims to facilitate connectivity in remote communities with limited infrastructure, enabling cellular backhaul solutions and installations on critical first responder vehicles.

In addition to the OW11FL, Intellian also introduced two customer user terminals tailored exclusively for SES’s O3b mPOWER communication system. The mP85 and mP240 terminals, expected to be delivered this year, are designed to serve SES’s telecommunications, enterprise, and cloud customers.

Eric Sung, President and CEO of Intellian Technologies, emphasized the significance of this milestone, highlighting their position as a leading technological innovator in the satcoms industry. Sung also underlined Intellian’s commitment to maintaining production in their state-of-the-art facilities, enabling them to deliver high-quality products with meticulous control over their supply chain.