Thursday, September 11, 2008

O3b Networks

O3b Network Ltd is a company which is deploying a new global communications infrastructure for providing high-speed, low-cost internet connectivity to the emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. O3b Networks was founded by entrepreneur Greg Wyler.The new infrastructure will enable telecom operators and internet service providers to offer cost-effective voice and broadband services at high speed.
In developing countries, providing internet connection via fiber optics is not a commercially viable option. So instead of fiber network, the O3b network system will employ direct connection between core networks and 3G Cellular/WiMAX towers.
The production of the initial constellation of 16 satellites has already begun. The network will be operational by 2012.
O3b has the financial and operational support from Google, Liberty Global and HSBC Principal Investments.
Link to O3b networks.