OneWeb: We’ll be even more British in 2024. Inmarsat: We’ll be just as British under Viasat ownership

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — OneWeb told the UK Parliament that the company is planning a $3-billion investment in a second-generation satellite constellation that would be built in Britain without requiring a fresh equity investment by the UK government.

The statement came as British authorities are reviewing the proposed takeover of Britain’s principal satellite fleet operator, Inmarsat, by U.S.-based Viasat. Viasat has promised it will retain a strong UK presence after the transaction closes.

Industry officials said just after the . . .

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