O3b offers O3bEnergy 20 in the Gulf of Mexico supporting ERP, real time data and HD video over satellite to offshore platforms
St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands – O3b Networks announced a new high performance Service for offshore communications in the Gulf of Mexico. O3bEnergy 20 provides Energy Clients with an aggregate of 20Mbps throughput to a single site at less than 150 msec roundtrip latency delivered over the O3bEnergy 1.2m antennas.
O3b operates a constellation of satellites capable of delivering up to 1.6Gbps in a single 400 mile diameter spot beam. The constellations unique orbital position at 5000 miles above the earth is only one fourth the distance of a traditional geostationary orbit and therefore accomplishes a roundtrip travel time of less than 150 msec rather than 500-600 msec for a geostationary satellite.
The difference in latency is significant enough that latency sensitive applications such as ERP (Citrix, Oracle, SAP, real time monitoring and control) will operate over the O3b satellite link just as they do over a fiber connection.
Simon Maher, VP of Global Enterprise Sales said: “The first O3b customers that have experienced the O3b service so far in the Pacific region and Africa have been thrilled with the performance. O3bEnergy 20 will give energy operators in the Gulf the chance to increase upstream productivity to their most important offshore sites.”
O3b began full commercial services in September 2014 on an initial in-orbit constellation of 8 satellites. In December, O3b will launch 4 more satellites to meet current market demand.
About O3b Networks Limited
O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider operating a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system combines the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber–optic network providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low–cost, high–speed, low latency Internet and mobile connectivity. O3b Networks’ investors include SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart. O3b Networks is headquartered in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands