OneWeb, Sunil Mittal and the UK government's rival venture to Elon Musk's SpaceX will start beaming signals to India, along with several parts of Europe and the UK, sometime next year once half its planned 648 satellites are launched. Mittal's son Shravin has been the driving force behind the venture and for India, the company plans to work with ISRO as it aims to beam telecom signals from space to connect rural areas, tough mountainous terrains, aircraft, defence establishments and ships and ports. "In six-eight months, we should be able to test signals in India with five-seven hours of availability every day. By October 2022, India will be fully covered once all the satellites are launched. It is like broadband coming from space,"