14 August 2013

Jim Mowat, O3b's VP, Chief Architect

High Data Flow to the Cook Islands.

Today from O3b's Sunset Beach Gateway in Hawaii, O3b achieved two critical testing milestones towards entering commercial service in November. The first crucial milestone achieved today is the duplex traffic handover from one satellite to the next in the constellation with seamless data transfer.

Additionally, a peak data rate milestone was achieved by streaming error free data at 800Mbps with low latency. The data was sent from the O3b Gateway to a single customer terminal located in the Cook Islands, through a single satellite transponder.  Stay tuned for more achievements...