CGI supports OneWeb to optimize the management of its constellation of satellites


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LONDON, December 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) designed and delivered a mission network management software system to support OneWeb, the low-earth orbit satellite communications company that enables connectivity for governments, businesses and communities in the optimization, configuration and operations of its fleet of satellites and ground stations. The software system, provided by CGI teams in the UK and Canada, is a central part of the global OneWeb ecosystem, which enables high-speed, low-latency connectivity anywhere on land, at sea and in the air. OneWeb aims to provide coverage above 50 degrees north by the end of 2021, starting work to close a long-standing connectivity gap and creating secure communication capabilities for its business and government customers.

Michele Franci, Chief Delivery Officer of OneWeb, said: “CGI has been instrumental in preparing OneWeb for service, providing the central ground control systems that enable our network and satellite operations teams to oversee and manage system resources and provide transparent and continuous coverage and availability. to our customers. It’s been a long journey, and CGI has been part of the OneWeb family since its inception. We are grateful for the continued support that will extend into the operational phase, enabling OneWeb to maintain very high levels of customer service. ”

Neil timms, CGI’s Senior Vice President of Space, Defense and Intelligence Operations in the UK and Australia, said: “We are delighted to support OneWeb in the delivery of global high-speed connectivity services. CGI is uniquely positioned to support OneWeb’s constellation of satellites through our long-term heritage. and in-depth knowledge of the field of secure ground critical command and control systems. The systems developed by our team handle vast amounts of data that include approximately 8 billion data points evaluated every day to ensure that OneWeb is providing the best possible service to its customers.

CGI has supported OneWeb since 2017, enabling essential mission planning and network control software for its current launch program to build a fleet of 650 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and 40 ground stations. CGI has developed bespoke software using both agile and waterfall methodologies and integrated the best COTS products into a secure private cloud from CGI, while providing a 24/7 managed security service for allow OneWeb to control its satellite communications network.

CGI’s systems optimize the communication capacity available to users while respecting regulatory, technological, environmental, operational and inventory constraints, which will change every second for each of the 650 active satellites and more than 9,000 beams in the world. as they move on the Earth’s surface at about 7 kilometers per second. A typical 24-hour plan schedules approximately 60,000 satellite transfers between ground stations. The solution adapts not only to major changes related to the launch, operation and replacement of new satellites, but also to changes in the topology of the ground segment.

For over 40 years, CGI has provided mission-critical and complex space software systems to clients everywhere Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, from supporting satellite navigation, communications and operations to space applications.

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest independent IT and business consulting firms in the world. With 80,000 consultants and other professionals worldwide, CGI offers a portfolio of end-to-end capabilities, ranging from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, and managed IT and management services. business processes and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI’s reported income for fiscal 2021 is C $ 12.13 billion and CGI’s shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at

About OneWeb
OneWeb is a space-powered global communications network, headquartered at London, enabling connectivity for governments, businesses and communities. It implements a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide affordable, fast, high bandwidth, low latency communication service connected to the future of IoT and a path to 5G for everyone, everywhere. Learn more about

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