Solomon Telekom company Limited, trading under the name Our Telekom, is expanding its partnership with SES Networks to enable faster and improved mobile and Internet services to communities scattered throughout more than 900 islands within the Solomon Islands archipelago, the company said.
Under the agreement announced by SES, Our Telekom, the operator in the Solomon Islands and Oceania region, has contracted capacity on SES´ Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) fleet to enhance connectivity between remote provinces and the nation´s capital, Honiara. This comes in response to rapidly increasing data consumption by residents and enterprise customers across the isles, especially in the archipelago´s outermost stretches.
The reliability of GEO connectivity complements fibre-like Internet speeds that local populations already enjoy through Our Telekom´s existing partnership with SES Networks. Last November, the telco launched its first 4G/LTE network in Solomon Islands powered by the O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation, and has upgraded bandwidth every four months since. With additional GEO capacity, Our Telekom brings improved connectivity services to communities and businesses located on even the farthest ends of the islands.
SES is the world´s satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).