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O3b signs trunking agreement with Palau Telecoms

O3bTrunk service expected to enable telco to deliver more services at higher quality

O3b Networks has announced an agreement to provide O3bTrunk services to Palau Telecoms. The broadband wireless internet provider will use O3b as their backhaul provider from Palau to the internet.

The new O3b solution utilises medium earth orbit satellites at much lower altitudes. This means that O3b can offer fibre-like speeds with lower latency, supporting new cloud-based enterprise and interactive consumer applications.

“O3b is an ideal partner for Palau Telecoms because of its low latency and high bandwidth, which offer a significant improvement on what has traditionally been available via geostationary satellites. This will enable Palau Telecoms to deliver more services reliably at a higher quality for our customers in 2014,” says Sam Masang, CEO of Palau Telecoms.

Steve Collar, O3b’s CEO, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Palau Telecoms to the O3b family. After exceptionally successful tests of our constellation at the end of 2013, we know that O3b will provide Palau Telecoms a high-performance, middle-mile solution that will transform the services they can bring to the population of Palau. Web browsing and search will be ultra-fast, businesses can use new software-as-a-service apps and there will be no time to get coffee while a file downloads. We are proud to be a part of Palau Telecoms efforts to provide vital IP infrastructure to the citizens of Palau.”