Russia has rejected the OneWeb’s request to make use of the band of radio frequencies in the country to provide satellite internet coverage around the globe. OneWeb was initiating the project of delivering internet coverage to all on planet Earth by launching satellites into orbit. However, it needs Russian approval for using radio frequencies of the specific band.
State Commission for Radio Frequencies in Russia didn’t grant permission for the task for which OneWeb was struggling for two years. Entrepreneur Greg Wyler from the United States established the firm which headquarter is located in the UK. The company has also sent its first six satellites into orbit out of 650.
Two years ago, communications authority Roskomnadzor has also banned OneWeb services in Russia. Federal Security Service revealed that these satellites can use for spying. German market research discovered that only ninety million Russians have internet facility. Moreover, a quarter of the population has no internet access.
Prof. Christopher Newman from Northumbria University stated that Russian denial shows how much the Russian government remains conscious for tightening internet usage. Satellite internet will prove a further threat to limit internet usage within the territory by using cables and broadcasts.
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