O3b Networks Taps Systems Integrator Kordia To Install and Ready Pacific Region Customers Ahead of Historic O3b Satellite Fleet

  O3b Networks Taps Systems Integrator Kordia To Install and Ready Pacific
  Region Customers Ahead of Historic O3b Satellite Fleet Launch

Business Wire

ST. JOHN, Channel Islands & AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- January 18, 2013

With the historic launch of its game-changing satellite fleet set for May, O3b
Networks announced today a strategic partnership with systems integrator
Kordia aimed at the implementation of O3b customer sites across the Pacific
Ocean Region.

A New Zealand-owned systems and support innovator, Kordia’s initial assignment
is the installation of an O3b Tier-1 terminal in Rarotonga for Telecom Cook
Islands (TCI). TCI will utilize O3b’s Ka-band capacity and fully-managed
trunking solution, O3bTrunk, to provide businesses, residents and tourists
with Internet access five times faster than current broadband offerings across
the Cook Islands. TCI has also signed up high-speed, low-latency O3bTrunk
service for four islands using the O3b Tier-2 terminals. As a result, each
island will receive more than 20 times the bandwidth they enjoy today.

O3b Networks will deliver fiber-like speed at sub 150 millisecond latency and
affordable prices, opening the door to new business and growth opportunities
for Pacific Island customers.

“This exciting partnership between Kordia and O3b Networks ahead of the
breakthrough launch of O3b satellites will change the way communities and
businesses communicate across the Pacific region,” said Alan Turner, General
Manager of Kordia Solutions New Zealand.

“While no other satellite operator will be adding significant new capacity to
the Pacific this year, O3b is on the verge of redefining an entire industry
with the flexibility and affordability of its innovative Ka-band solutions.
Kordia is looking forward to helping O3b customers take full advantage of
O3b’s new and innovative services,” says Turner

Kordia’s technical engineering teams are undergoing training for the
installation, commissioning and maintenance of all varieties of Tier-1 and
Tier-2 O3b terminals.

“The O3b Networks-Kordia alliance marks a key milestone as we enter the
all-important implementation phase at customer sites around the world. With a
global infrastructure in place and a constellation set for launch, O3b looks
forward to serving telecom providers and their customers, who have struggled
for years with sluggish and costly broadband offerings.”, noted Chris Schram,
EVP Operations for O3b Networks. “The arrival of O3b’s game-changing, high
speed fiber-like capacity will soon spur a new level of communications in
underserved and remote markets.”

The largest Ka-band operator in the world, O3b is enabling communications
service providers to offer affordable fiber-like capacity around the world.
O3b’s unique eight satellite, Medium-Earth-Orbit fleet enables affordable,
high-speed connectivity in places where traditional satellite and fiber
offerings are unavailable or extremely costly.


About Kordia Solutions

Kordia Solutions is a contracting and consulting company that designs, builds
and maintains communications networks throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

From building New Zealand’s broadcast network over 70 years ago, to rolling
out real-time passenger information systems last year, Kordia Solutions has
expertise in a diverse range of technologies, and a reputation for delivering
innovative, cost-effective solutions that work.

Kordia Solutions has over 800 highly-skilled staff including project managers,
engineers, field engineers and communications riggers, based throughout
Australia and New Zealand.

About O3b Networks Ltd.

O3b Networks is a global satellite service provider building a next-generation
satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service
providers, enterprise and Government customers in emerging markets. The O3b
system will combine the global reach of satellite with the speed of a
fiber-optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly
180 countries with low-cost, high-speed, low latency Internet and mobile
connectivity. O3b Networks’ investors are SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC
Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company,
Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart. O3b
Networks is headquartered in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.


O3b Networks Ltd.
Vicki Warker
Vice President of Marketing
+1 202-340-7120
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