Internet Adoption Drives Palau Telecoms to Increase Capacity Over O3b Network for Fifth Time in Under Two Years

Consistently Rising Data Use by Subscribers Leads Palau ISP to Increase Connectivity 

 

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands – 16 January, 2017 – O3b Networks today announced that its customer Palau Telecoms has increased network capacity for the fifth time in less than 24 months, nearly doubling its service capacity since going live over O3b.

“Our link over O3b enables Palau Telecoms customers to do more than they expected with their internet connection, enabling new solutions for consumers, schools, the tourism industry, and other businesses across the islands,” said Sam Masang, CEO of Palau Telecoms. “We continue to add capacity because our subscribers continue to find new productive ways to use bandwidth, and we expect the trend to continue.”

Palau Telecoms went live over the fiber-equivalent O3b network, enabled by both a cutting edge satellite constellation as well as best-in-class terrestrial infrastructure, in January 2015. The ISP has since upgraded regularly to keep up with subscriber demand, twice each in 2015 and 2016, and already once in 2017.

“Palau Telecoms has proven what an incredible need there is for high performance connectivity across the Pacific,” said Imran Malik, VP of Asia Pacific & the Middle East for O3b Networks. “O3b has focused on providing connectivity that performs just like fiber, with the availability of a fiber connection, for places where fiber is not possible.”

Palau Telecoms is one of two private sector Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on the Island of Palau, a remote archipelago of more than 300 islands located South East of the Philippines in the Western Pacific Ocean. Palau’s economy consists primarily of tourism—especially scuba diving and snorkelling amongst World War II wreckage and natural coral reefs—agriculture and fishing, with the government being the largest single employer.

 

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About O3b Networks Limited
O3b Networks Limited is a global managed data communications service provider operating both space based and terrestrial networks. O3b offers modern carrier-grade IP communications services and applications to ISPs, telco, governments and enterprises in the most remote and inaccessible parts of the planet. O3b Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG).

About Palau Telecoms
Palau Telecoms was pioneered by Palau Communications & Electronics Company (PCEC), which has been operating since 1987 under Palau Equipment Company Inc. It began with providing communications through UHF, VHF, and SSB Radios.
Palau Telecoms was added to the company to bring broadband, wireless internet to the island and give businesses and consumers a choice when it comes to internet services. For more information, please visit www.palautelecoms.com.

 

For further information, please contact:

Jason Wauer

O3b Networks

pr@o3bnetworks.com         

 

Kate Nesbitt

SpeakerBox Communications for O3b

knesbitt@speakerboxpr.com

+1 703 287 7814

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