Low Latency

One of the most compelling benefits of the O3b offering is ultra-low latency. Latency is the time it takes for information to transit from the earth to the satellite and back again – the delay web users experience when loading a web page or callers hear on their phones.

Based on thorough third-party evaluations and performance verifications, O3b guarantees latencies of less than 150 milliseconds.

Low orbit contributes to O3b’s low latency advantage. O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites orbit at just 8,062km above the Earth, so the signal to and from the satellite has significantly less distance to travel than traditional spacecraft.