HiTRON's O3b Network is now fully operational
O3b's next-generation network combines the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre, providing customers with affordable, low latency, high bandwidth connectivity.
O3b Networks delivers global broadband connectivity.
Our vast coverage area includes emerging and insufficiently connected markets in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, with a collective population of over 3 billion people!
O3b transforms communications by deploying a ground breaking, next generation satellite constellation that brings our customers connectivity which is better, faster and more affordable. O3b's satellites are placed in orbit 8062 kilometers from the earth providing around 70% of the world's population with fibre quality internet connectivity.
O3b’s ultra-low latency, fibre-speed satellite network is opening up new opportunities to billions of people, who, until now, haven't experienced all the benefits that come with high-speed broadband.
In many remote inland countries and island nations, fibre simply isn't a viable option. Telecom providers and system operators are often unable to make the major network investments to reach isolated communities.
The O3b Medium-Earth-Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation was built to solve these challenges with a “fibre speed, satellite reach” solution that breaks through bottlenecks.
One of the most compelling benefits of the O3b offering is ultra-low latency. Latency is the time it takes for information to transit from the earth to the satellite and back again - the delay web users experience when loading a web page or callers hear on their phones.
Based on thorough third-party evaluations and performance verifications, O3b guarantees latencies of less than 150 milliseconds.
Low orbit contributes to O3b's low latency advantage. O3b's Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites orbit at just 8,062 km above the Earth, so the signal to and from the satellite has significantly less distance to travel than traditional spacecraft.
By modernizing their networks – particularly in rural areas – operators are improving their QoE and gaining a significant competitive edge. O3b customers are experiencing:
Ear-to-mouth delays can compromise the quality of a voice call beyond 200 milliseconds. O3b's roundtrip latency is less than 150 milliseconds opposed to geostationary satellite alternatives with a 500 millisecond delay.
In a survey conducted by Nokia Siemens, it was found that the number one reason for customer churn is dissatisfaction with their current service. It did not come down to pricing. And more notably, the top reason for dissatisfaction was poor voice quality. Better voice quality equates to lower churn rates for mobile operators, which means lower latency will have a positive impact on top-line revenue and bottom line profitability.
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