Presta Bist Telecoms Signs Agreement to Significantly Increase Capacity with O3b

First ISP to deploy O3b in the Sahel upgrades bandwidth in response to increased demand for high-quality connectivity

 

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands – 2 March, 2017 – O3b Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, today announced that its customer, Presta Bist Telecoms, has signed an agreement to significantly increase its contracted capacity in response to rising demand for reliable, high-speed broadband in the Republic of Chad. This upgrade is a 66% increase in capacity over the initial contract, enabling Presta Bist to continue to fulfil the growing connectivity needs of both consumer and business customers.

 

Presta Bist is a growing Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Chad market and has emerged as a leading provider of high-performance internet service in the region by offering high-throughput, low latency connectivity over the O3b satellite-enabled network. The service quality Presta Bist is able to provide because of O3b has been a major driver of economic development for Presta Bist and for the ISP’s customers.

 

In an effort to expand the reach of reliable broadband throughout Chad and the Sahel region, O3b and Presta Bist hosted a joint workshop and demonstration in 2016. This capacity upgrade comes as a direct result of that demonstration, and its impact on more than 80 attendees from across the telecommunications industry.

 

“The results we’ve seen since we initiated service with O3b have been incredible. Our customers are reporting a significant increase in reliability and are thrilled with the opportunities available to them with this high-speed, reliable broadband,” said Radjab Moussa, CEO of Presta Bist. “Technology advancements like this have accelerated development in Chad, and have propelled the region’s economic development. As our infrastructure continues to advance and more fiber is installed through the country, we have no doubt that we will still rely on O3b as a major provider of connectivity in this region.”

 

“As the first Sahel country to deploy O3b services, Presta Bist has established itself as an innovator in the region. In the past year, we have seen rapid development throughout Africa and with capacity upgrades like this one, we expect exponential escalation.” said Carole Kamaitha, VP Africa, O3b Networks. “We are proud of our strong relationship with Presta Bist, and pleased to help provide its customers with dramatically better connectivity than they have previously experienced with other satellite links. We are looking forward to improvement in both social and economic development in the region.”

 

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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 Presta Bist Telecoms
Presta Bist Telecoms is an Internet Service Provider and Pay TV operator, delivering high-availability broadband to consumers and companies across Chad. Through its national network of Wireless broadbant , VSAT—and soon fiber—Presta Bist Telecoms offers a high-end, innovative offering: 1G Fiber, internet, VPN, and hosting. The company’s mission is to assist our customers in the new technological revolution.

 

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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