Reach is a key differentiator for MNO’s and the O3b system has been designed to provide a backhaul solution that supports the deployment of 3G/4G services profitability further into the network. Smaller, purpose-built satellites, lower launch costs and plentiful bandwidth delivers backhaul OPEX that is over 30% lower than that offered by traditional GEO satellite architectures.
Superior Voice Quality
By virtue of latency of less than 150ms, O3bCell will provide the very highest mean opinion score for voice quality as defined by the ITU, producing crystal clear voice without echo or noticeable speech delay. The latency of geosynchronous alternatives results in dissatisfied customers, subscriber churn, shorter call lengths and lower revenue.
Higher Download Speeds
High latency in IP networks reduces performance but as O3bCell latency is comparable to that of long haul fiber, end-user throughput more than triples compared to alternative satellite solutions. O3bCell removes the bandwidth bottleneck and delivers a true broadband experience that cannot be rivaled by competing satellite backhaul solutions.
An important requirement for end-user quality of experience is the response time to data requested. Real life examples from the internet world show that extended response times caused by high latency sharply decrease revenues for service providers. O3bCell reduces latency over existing GEO satellite systems by four times, leading to increased end-user satisfaction and lower subscriber churn for mobile network operators.
O3bCell offers mobile operators a smooth upgrade path from circuit switched voice though to packet-based IP networks. O3bCell supports cell-site backhaul speeds from as low as 2Mbps (E1) to over 1Gbps. Bandwidth is pooled and shared dynamically between sites making O3bCell the right solution for the bursty and high volume traffic typical of IP networks. O3bCell is the world’s first satellite system fully compliant with all existing and planned releases of the 3GPP standard.