OneWeb hopes to make future Kazakhstan deal a template for government-as-co-investor deals worldwide

by Peter B. de Selding

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan — OneWeb said its planned joint venture in Kazakhstan is a model for how it will turn potentially hostile global governments into revenue-generating allies and distinguish itself from satellite broadband competitors such as the SpaceX Starlink project.

The history of satellite broadband ventures shows that regulatory access and finding local partners is as critical to success as satellite or ground network technology.

Neither OneWeb nor any of the other satellite broadband projects, past or current, has been able to show that they can find . . .

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