Why O3b

O3b is all about making the internet global, this section tells you about how.

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:

Middle East and Africa:

Today, approximately 20 per cent of trunking traffic across the Middle East and Africa is delivered via standard geostationary satellites at a price several times higher than that offered by O3b.

O3b's state-of-the-art services therefore deliver higher capacity, lower latency, lower cost broadband access to millions of African and Middle Eastern consumers, businesses and other organisations.

Asia Pacific

Much of this vast region continues to suffer from a fragmented fiber infrastructure and high connectivity costs.

O3b's fast, reliable, affordable satellite connectivity therefore offers substantial benefits across the region, especially in areas outside hubs such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul, where broadband costs remain high, the fiber infrastructure remains poor and there is a need for 3G cellular backhaul across large distances.


Large areas across Latin America are characterised by low population densities, poor fiber infrastructure and high connectivity costs.

O3b's groundbreaking services therefore enables millions of consumers and businesses to enjoy reliable, low-cost, low-latency broadband connectivity for the first time.

Even in the US, limited connectivity to cellular towers in areas such as parts of the Midwest renders O3b's services highly attractive to operators.