Our Telekom, SES Networks ink satellite capacity deal

27 Jun 2018

Solomon Telekom Company (Our Telekom) has extended its partnership agreement with SES Networks to improve mobile and internet services in the Solomon Islands, using additional contracted capacity on the latter’s Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) fleet. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in November 2017 Our Telekom boosted its capacity with SES Networks to support the launch of its upcoming 4G LTE network across the archipelago. At the time, Our Telekom revealed plans to upgrade ‘fibre-like high throughput capacity’ on the O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite fleet to roll out a suite of 4G LTE services for consumers and businesses that year, to meet its customers’ pent up demand for data. Our Telekom has used SES Networks for its primary off-island connectivity since 2015. Since then, it has upped its bandwidth capacity significantly to meet demand. The latest expansion will increase connectivity in response to increased data consumption from residents and enterprises, it said.

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