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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


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Key Executives for O3b Networks Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 61
Director, Chief Executive Officer of SES and President of SES
Age: 53
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

O3b Networks Limited Key Developments

Axesat Launches O3b Networks's Services to Deliver High Performance Internet Connectivity to Iquitos, Peru

O3b Networks announced that Axesat has begun providing broadband connectivity to Internet Service Providers (ISPs); and 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE service to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) over the O3b satellite network. Axesat will also provide services to the corporate and government markets in and around Iquitos. Iquitos—known as the capital of the Peruvian Amazon—is a port in the northern Amazon and gateway to the region’s jungle population centers. With this ultra-high throughput, low latency connection live, Axesat will be able to provide much needed high quality bandwidth to help Iquitos businesses improve their competitiveness and enable the local population to enjoy the same quality of communications that people in Lima and other large cities enjoy. Growth in data usage across the Amazon means increasing opportunities for small business growth, tele-medicine, e-learning, tourism, e-government services, and consumer communications. Previously, Iquitos was connected only with legacy geostationary (GEO) satellites or via a series of microwave towers sending internet signals through the jungles to POPs closer to the coast. With the innovative O3b architecture, however, Axesat is now not only delivering fiber-like connectivity, but will also be able to increase capacity as needed to keep up with rising demand—all without laying a single cable through the Amazon.

O3b Networks Limited Supports Digicel Launch of LTE Service in Samoa

O3b Networks Limited announced that the company is supporting Digicel Samoa's LTE services by providing core connectivity services to Digicel Samoa through the ground-breaking O3b satellite enabled network. Digicel has been using O3b's high throughput, low latency solution to fuel the growth of 3G data users, as well as Digicel Business services (including cloud and enterprise services) for the last two years. Digicel's O3b connection supports data-heavy and latency-sensitive applications such as cloud services, real time HD video, and multiplayer gaming, which no other satellite network can support. Digicel implemented the O3bTrunk services two years ago, with a significant long term data capacity commitment to provide affordable broadband internet and 3G mobile services to their subscriber base. The use of O3b satellites, which are closer to the earth than conventional geostationary (GEO) satellites, reduces latency, increases internet speed and improves voice and video quality for the user. O3b's next generation IP solutions boost existing link capacities to substantially improve affordability and lower latency compared with traditional satellite systems. O3bTrunk services also provide the basis of a resilient, high performance system that is ideal for use in disaster recovery something that is becoming increasingly important in island states such as Samoa.

SES Government Solutions and O3b Networks Limited Jointly Complete Performance Network for NOAA Worldwide Satellite Communications Systems II

SES Government Solutions and O3b Networks Limited has announced that they have jointly completed the first O3b managed services installation for NOAA Worldwide Satellite Communications Systems II 's National Weather Service Office (NWSO) at Pago Pago, American Samoa. This remote station is responsible for providing critically important tropical weather alerts and cyclone warning information to a large part of the Pacific. This task order is part of the NOAA Worldwide Satellite Communications Systems II (WSCS II) contract. The O3b service will provide a reliable, low latency link for passing critically important weather information between the NSWO in Pago Pago and the NWS headquarters Office on Ford Island in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a result, NWS can now rapidly deliver large weather files from observation offices in American Samoa to scientists and meteorologists in Hawaii and across the US mainland. This implementation included the procurement and installation of the O3b terminals, radomes and the ground segment network. Once the hardware was installed, the team supported the end-to-end service testing. The service was delivered on-time and within service level specifications, including the cutover of live traffic through the O3b network on 23 May 2016.

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