O3b Networks Continues Major Growth Across the Asia Pacific Region, Enabling Operators to provide 3G and 4G Mobile Data Services

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 1:30 AM Print This Post

Satellite-enabled network delivering more high-performance,
high-availability connectivity to remote Asia Pacific nations in 2016,
continued growth expected in 2017

today announced the company’s high throughput, low latency
satellite-enabled network has had an immense impact on the Asia Pacific
(APAC) region. Access to O3b’s high-performance connectivity for mobile
and broadband internet operators has greatly increased the quality of
experience in remote and previously under-served regions, facing
geographic or financial barriers to traditional terrestrial
connectivity. New customers, upgrades to existing contracts, technology
advancements and increased network availability have led to substantial
success in 2016 across the region.

O3b Networks ended the year contracting upwards of 7.5 Gbps throughout
the APAC region, and generating an increase of approximately 30%
year-on-year growth for the total used bandwidth. This growth was a
direct result of the successful performance of O3b services, and an
increased demand for high-quality connectivity. Over the course of the
year, all existing O3b APAC customers upgraded their contracted capacity
and, most notably, two Tier-1 Telco providers were added to the
company’s customer roster. In 2016 a number of the O3b APAC customers
implemented ultra-high availability solutions, to further improve
service up-time. In partnership with its customers, O3b has implemented
both Site Diversity with additional O3b Terminals, and Hybrid Band
diversity through SES C-Band satellite capacity, enabling mission
critical services to be maintained through network restoration
techniques. O3b is delivering these solutions through its O3b Network
capabilities, combining unrivalled satellite performance
with always-on networking.

O3b is a satellite-based global data network, consisting of both
space-based and terrestrial-based network infrastructure. The company’s
satellites are much closer to the earth than traditional geostationary
(GEO) satellites, reducing latency, increasing internet performance and
improving voice and video quality. Internet and mobile data performance
over the network rivals the throughput and latency of long-haul fiber,
while avoiding the high costs of laying fiber cables across difficult

“As we reflect on growth in 2016 and move forward into the new year, we
are massively proud of the strides we have made in the Asia Pacific
Region,” said Steve Collar, CEO of Asia Pacific, O3b Networks. “Today
our MNO customers are capable of providing 3G/4G LTE mobile data
services to their subscribers, with a quality of experience that was
previously out of reach. The surge in data use has been incredible;
leading customers in the region have increased capacity to more than
1Gbps. We look forward to expanding our customer base, and providing
fiber-equivalent connectivity for more of the region.”

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About O3b Networks Limited

O3b Networks Ltd. is a provider of global managed communication services
and operates both a state-of-the-art fleet of high throughput, low
latency satellites and a global terrestrial infrastructure. O3b delivers
carrier-grade Data Networking Solutions to ISPs, telcos, mobile network
operators, governments and enterprises in the most remote and
inaccessible places on the planet. O3b Networks is a wholly owned
subsidiary of SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG).


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Communications for O3b
Kate Nesbitt, +1 703-287-7814
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