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O3b Networks Announces Innovative New Technology Which Increases O3b’s Throughput by up to 50%, Improves Availability and Interoperates with Standard Satellite Modems

O3b Networks announced today the introduction of ground breaking signal processing technology, 'MEO BoosterTM' which will offer even more advantage to customers when used with the soon to be launched high speed, low latency MEO constellation from O3b.

The new MEO BoosterTM improves performance by increasing throughput, leading to a lower cost per bit for the customer and making O3b truly fiber competitive. MEO BoosterTM in conjunction with standard O3b ground equipment enhances link efficiency, increasing link throughput by up to 50 per cent. The use of state of the art modulation techniques translates to availability improvements and world leading spectral efficiency under all conditions. MEO BoosterTM is a product designed and produced by EMC Satcom Technologies GmbH, one of O3b’s development partners.

“The MEO BoosterTM takes what is already the highest throughput, lowest latency satellite service for Carriers, Enterprise and Governments and improves throughput by between 30% and 50% while giving O3b’s customers a full range of off the shelf modems to choose from. The MEO BoosterTM also reduces the number of modems required in the customer design minimising investment and reducing complexity,” commented Dr. Ashok Rao, VP of Product Development for O3b Networks.

“We have existing customers today that will break records in satellite transmission reaching speeds of over 1 Gigabit per second in a single O3b link. This innovative technology pushes the boundaries even further, reaffirming O3b’s claim to the most spectrally and cost efficient links in the world,” said John Finney, Chief Commercial Officer for O3b Networks.

About O3b Networks Limited

O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider building a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system will combine the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber‐optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low‐cost, high‐speed, low latency Internet and mobile connectivity. O3b Networks’ investors include SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart. O3b Networks is headquartered in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.

About EMC Satcom Technologies GmbH

EMC Satcom Technologies GmbH, an affiliated company of the global provider Emerging Markets Communications (EMC), is a technology innovator holding a number of patents achieving ground breaking optimization of satellite VSAT links and networks. In addition to inventing, producing and deploying this technology, EMC Satcom also integrates it into networks worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.emcsatcom.com or email James Alderdice at jalderdice@emcsatcom.com.

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