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Company Overview of O3b Networks Limited

Company Overview

O3b Networks Limited develops satellite-based Internet backbone infrastructure solutions for fixed line and mobile operators, and Internet service operators. It offers solutions for mobile backhaul and mobile IP trunking services. O3b Networks Limited has strategic partnerships with Optimal Satcom Inc.; and Kordia Solutions. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in St. John, the Channel Islands with a subsidiary in Englewood, Colorado.

St John’s Manor Offices

Le Neuf Chemin

St. John,  JE34EH

Channel Islands

Founded in 2008


44 15 3486 5000


44 15 3486 2301

Key Executives for O3b Networks Limited

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 59
Chief Commercial Officer
Head of Ground Networks
Age: 58
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

O3b Networks Limited Key Developments

O3b Networks Limited Announces a Multi-Year Agreement to Provide Trunking Services to Solomon Telekom Company

O3b Networks Limited has announced a multi-year agreement to provide trunking services to Solomon Telekom Company. Under the agreement, the Telekom will use the satellite operator as backhaul provider from the Solomon Islands to the internet. The Telekom is currently rolling out ADSL and embarking on 3G implementation to the main Islands. The O3b service will allow the Telekom to increase its bandwidth and improve the speed and quality of service for business and residential customers in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands and, over time, to the Outer Islands.

O3b Networks Prepares to Launch 4 New Satellites

O3b Networks will launch four new satellites on July 10 in the next stage of its plan to bring broadband connectivity to underserved regions of the world, including Latin America. The launch was pushed back from the original September 2013 date to allow for further testing. Operating in the high-frequency Ka-band, the company launched its first four satellites in June 2013. O3b is planning to reach 3 billion people in over 180 countries with internet connectivity. It expects to launch its third group of satellites in the first quarter of 2015.

SES to Offer O3b Networks Limited's Medium Earth Orbit Offerings on GSA Schedule

SES Government Solutions will offer O3b services on their General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule as of June 30, 2014, making them the first distribution partner to offer the O3b capability directly to the U.S. Government. The O3b next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation of satellites offers customers affordable connectivity for up to 1.6 Gbps throughput and fiber-like latency (less than 150 msec). The first four satellites were launched in June 2013. The second four are scheduled for launch in July 2014, with another four scheduled in early 2015. SES GS provides global fixed and mobile satellite solutions in the geosynchronous (GEO) orbit. By combining this capability with O3b's MEO offerings, SES GS offers government customers the benefit of having one provider for fixed and mobile GEO satellite service with broad coverage and complementary MEO satellite service with high throughput over O3b coverage areas. This combination will provide connectivity for customers in remote areas where terrestrial fiber infrastructure is not available and low-latency applications are required. O3b provides connectivity to support troop welfare, time critical high bandwidth traffic, disaster recovery and maritime operations. The O3b constellation offers continuous coverage. Each beam is connected to a high throughput teleport providing reliable, high-speed, low latency broadband at a reduced cost. O3b currently provides a vast coverage area, including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, with a collective population of over 3 billion people. O3b began commercial services in the Cook Islands in March 2014. SES Government Solutions and O3b will present their capabilities jointly at the upcoming Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, May 19-22, 2014. More information is available in Booth #202.

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