West Africa Telecom Signs Capacity Deal with O3b Networks

  West Africa Telecom Signs Capacity Deal with O3b Networks

         Liberia’s leading Internet Service Provider to tap O3bTrunk

Business Wire

ST. HELIER, Channel Islands -- March 8, 2013

With the historic launch of its first four satellites nearing, O3b Networks
today announced West Africa Telecom, one of Liberia’s leading Internet Service
Providers, has signed a major capacity deal on O3b’s high bandwidth Medium
Earth Orbit satellite fleet.

As part of the agreement, West Africa Telecom will rely on the fiber-like
speed and quality of O3bTrunk, O3b’s global IP network that delivers sub 150
millisecond latencies and breakthrough affordability and reliability. The
innovative offering is a long-awaited technological leap that provides
significant advantages over submarine fiber that has arrived along Africa’s
coast.

“O3b’s next generation fleet of Medium Earth Orbit spacecraft together with
its forward-thinking team is exactly what we need to better serve and grow our
customer base across Liberia,” said Archimede Palazzo, CEO of West Africa
Telecom. “O3b has the long-awaited satellite solution capable of helping us
realize our dreams and meet the demands of our customers with the high
quality, reliability and flexibility we must have in the region.”

“This important agreement with West Africa Telecom illustrates the exciting
momentum that is building leading up to the historic launch of O3b’s first
satellites in May,” noted Omar Trujillo, O3b Regional VP Africa and LATAM.
“Innovators like West Africa Telecom have secured O3b Networks capacity to
open up a whole new world of connectivity by delivering a new level of
communications in underserved and out-of-reach markets across Africa.”

O3b is enabling communications service providers to offer affordable
fiber-like capacity around the world. O3bTrunk is a new generation of tiered
IP trunking solutions designed to deliver affordable, fiber-like capacity
across unconnected and underserved markets. O3b’s unique Medium-Earth-Orbit
satellite fleet enables affordable, high-speed connectivity in places where
traditional satellite and fiber offerings are unavailable or extremely costly.

About West Africa Telecom

West Africa Telecom is a licensed Telecom operator in Liberia for Voice and
Data

About O3b Networks Limited

O3b Networks Limited 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 include 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. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.

Contact:

O3b Networks
Vicki Warker
VP, Marketing
+1 202 340 7120
Vicki.Warker@o3bnetworks.com
www.o3bnetworks.com
 
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