O3b Networks delivering 7 Gbps across Africa

O3b Networks´ high throughput, low latency satellite-enabled network has transformed business for Regional mobile and fixed line operators across the African continent, the company said.

Working to meet the rapidly growing Internet demands of customers, unsupported with high latency geostationary (GEO) satellite systems or unreliable fiber lines, mobile network operators (MNOs) and Internet service providers (ISPs) are increasingly relying on O3b´s fiber-equivalent connectivity solutions.

African customers are the rest of the world in the roll out of O3b´s continued innovations. RCS Communications in South Sudan was the first to provide businesses and consumers in Juba with the O3bNetwork Services Diverse Routing, proving carrier-grade international connectivity that has been achieved in a politically heated nation with extreme weather events. O3bNetwork Services IP Transit, O3b´s fully managed trunking solution, was realised in Chad before anywhere else in the world.

O3b is a satellite-based global network, but the company´s satellites are much closer to the earth than geostationary (GEO) satellites, reducing latency, increasing Internet speed and improving voice and video quality.