O3b Annouinces New Contracts
O3b Networks announced a number of new contracts, among them a deal to supply trunking services to Miami-based Emerging Markets Communications® LLC (EMC). EMC will provide O3b high throughput, low latency connectivity to its client, a Tier 1 global telecommunications company. This will enable a first-of-its-kind solution for the Oil & Gas (O&G) industry via a Carrier Ethernet EVPL circuit, allowing direct connectivity into a major Oil & Gas firm’s corporate network.
EMC is a premier provider of hybrid global satellite and terrestrial communications. Utilizing a high quality, fully managed network, very active in the maritime, O&G, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and Telecommunications (trunk and backhaul) verticals, EMC offers teleport services, private, end-to-end satellite and terrestrial networks in more than 140 countries.
American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) has deployed an O3b trunk representing a commitment for 1.2Gbps, more than doubling its backhaul and Internet capacity for the entire Samoan archipelago.
At least in part, American Samoa Telecommunications Authority wanted a backup for its submarine fiber system.
Prior to adding the O3b link, American Samoa and the Independent State of Samoa were served only by the aging American Samoa Hawaii (ASH) submarine cable.
Low latencies are required for many critical manufacturing, financial, and business applications, and ASTCA can now deliver flexible low latency capacity, with redundant reliability, anywhere in American Samoa.
O3b also is providing additional trunking services to Digicel PNG in Papua New Guinea, the Digicel Group’s largest market.
To support additional demand for internet bandwidth in Port Moresby, the capital city of PNG, O3b Networks has two high throughput, low latency beams from its medium earth orbit satellites.
Digicel first supplied O3bTrunk services in July 2014, and increased the capacity in February 2015, and only three months later increased the capacity again, nearly a 150 percent increase in data throughput from the initial start of service.
O3b also got a multi-year agreement to provide additional trunking services to the Palau National Communications Corporation, supporting the PalauCel 3G service.