Alok Sharma – 2020 Comments on OneWeb

The comments made by Alok Sharma, the then Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on 20 November 2020.

This strategic investment demonstrates government’s commitment to the UK’s space sector in the long-term and our ambition to put Britain at the cutting edge of the latest advances in space technology.

Access to our own global fleet of satellites has the potential to connect people worldwide, providing fast UK-backed broadband from the Shetlands to the Sahara and from Pole to Pole.

This deal gives us the chance to build on our strong advanced manufacturing and services base in the UK, creating jobs and technical expertise.