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Company Overview of O3b Networks Limited

Company Overview

O3b Networks Limited provides satellite services by maintaining a fiber based satellite network. It offers global broadband connectivity, including Internet and mobile connectivity services for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprises, and government customers in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in St Helier, Channel Islands with an operational head office in The Hague, Netherlands. As of August 1, 2016, O3b Networks Limited operates as a subsidiary of SES, S.A.

3rd Floor Anley House

Anley Street

St Helier,  JE2 3QE

Channel Islands

Founded in 2007

Phone:

44 1534 828 590

Key Executives for O3b Networks Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 47
Founder
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 62
Director, Chief Executive Officer of SES and President of SES
Age: 54
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 50
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

O3b Networks Limited Key Developments

O3b Networks Works with X to Provide High Throughput, Low Latency Broadband Internet and 4G/LTE Mobile Service Via Project Loon in Peru

O3b Networks announced that it has worked with X to provide high throughput, low latency broadband internet and 4G/LTE mobile service via Project Loon in Peru. Recently, the El Niño weather phenomenon has deluged parts of Peru with nearly 10 times the typical rainfall, causing widespread flooding and mudslides which have caused heavy damage to telecommunications infrastructure. Many Peruvians have been displaced, and the Peruvian government wanted to restore communications capabilities as quickly as possible. Project Loon, with its balloon-based internet network, was in an ideal position to provide much needed infrastructure support. Loon balloons float in the stratosphere at an altitude of 20km, and can extend connectivity to where it is needed regardless of any situation below. X had already been flying Loon balloons over Latin America for several months, running connectivity tests with telecommunications partners. So when ground infrastructure began to be impacted by the flooding, the Project Loon team reached out to the government to offer its innovative solution—providing basic internet and mobile connectivity over the Loon balloons already aloft. The Project Loon team worked with O3b Networks—the only satellite network able to provide fiber-like throughput and latency to fully support native 4G/LTE—as well as several local technology partners to join in restoring connectivity to Peruvians affected by the flooding. The combination of the Project Loon targeted cell coverage and O3b’s FastConnect, a rapidly deployable fiber-like performing satellite terminal providing high speed connection to the internet, was the perfect combination to provide much needed communications infrastructure to those in the impacted regions.

O3b Networks Delivers Fiber-Like Connectivity to Africa Cup of Nations Matches in Gabon in Record Time

O3b Networks announced the company’s high performance satellite-enabled network transformed the match-day experience for tens of thousands of football fans during the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations. The O3b service was deployed in the northernmost stadium hosting matches, the Stade d'Oyem facility in Oyem, Gabon. A high throughput broadband link was necessary for international transmission of the game, and was also required by journalists covering the match. Before the first kickoff, however, event organisers delivered an equal internet experience to other match locations for everyone at the stadium—from fans to workers to journalists—by deploying connectivity from O3b Networks. O3b is a satellite-based global network, but the company’s satellites are much closer to the earth than traditional geostationary (GEO) satellites, greatly reducing latency which improves internet performance and the Quality of Experience (QoE) for end users. Because of the upload and download speed capabilities of the O3b network—far outstripping the abilities of other satellite-based networks—internet and mobile data performance rivals the throughput and latency of long-haul fiber, while avoiding the high costs and long timeframes of laying fiber cables across difficult terrain.

Presta Bist Telecoms Signs Agreement to Significantly Increase Capacity with O3b Networks Limited

O3b Networks Limited announced that its customer, Presta Bist Telecoms, has signed an agreement to significantly increase its contracted capacity in response to rising demand for reliable, high-speed broadband in the Republic of Chad. This upgrade is a 66% increase in capacity over the initial contract, enabling Presta Bist to continue to fulfill the growing connectivity needs of both consumer and business customers. Presta Bist is a growing Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Chad market and has emerged as a leading provider of high-performance internet service in the region by offering high-throughput, low latency connectivity over the O3b satellite-enabled network. The service quality Presta Bist is able to provide because of O3b has been a major driver of economic development for Presta Bist and for the ISP customers.

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