St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands, 17th September 2010, O3b Networks the developer of a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global connectivity solution announced today that Pak Datacom Limited (one of Pakistan’s largest Data Network Operators) has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement as O3b’s exclusive supplier of services into the Pakistan market. The agreement will provide national and international satellite capacity to all borders of Pakistan.
“We are excited about the possibilities O3b’s technology will bring to our market. The Pakistan market will remain reliant on satellite technology, due to terrain limitations that prevent the deployment of reliable, cost effective fiber optic and backhaul networks. O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit satellites provide us with fiber like capacity and cutting edge backhaul solutions, to address the burgeoning needs of fixed and mobile operators in Pakistan. O3b’s technology puts Pak Datacom in a unique position to provide continuous capacity that will intercept the increasing demand we see for high bandwidth services.” Ali Akhtar Bajwa, CEO/MD, Pak Datacom Ltd.
“We are pleased to add Pak Datacom to our growing list of exclusive resellers in our key markets. Pak Datacom has reserved sufficient capacity to provide national coverage, totaling some 1728 Megahertz of raw capacity. Countries like Pakistan are well positioned to provide back office support to the global business community; provided they have the right connectivity solution. This is great news for mobile operators in the country in need of low cost, high quality capacity to relieve network congestion and address the increasing challenge of lower network ARPU’s (average revenue per user)” John Finney, EVP Sales and Marketing, O3b Networks
About O3b Networks Ltd.
O3b Networks is building a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global Internet backbone for telecommunications operators (telcos) and Internet service providers (ISP’s) in emerging markets. The O3b Networks system will combine global reach and the speed of a fiber-optic network. With investments and operational support from SES WORLD SKIES, Google Inc. Liberty Global, Inc. HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners and Allen & Company, the O3b system will provide telcos and ISP’s with a low-cost, high-speed alternative to connect their 3G, WiMAX and fixed-line networks to the rest of the world. This will allow billions of consumers and businesses in more than 150 countries to benefit from high-speed Internet connectivity for educational, medical and commercial applications. O3b Networks’ headquarters is in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands. Ground systems and technical development are managed through its wholly owned subsidiary in Englewood, Colorado.
About Pak Datacom Limited
Pak Datacom Limited is one of the largest and most reliable data network operators in Pakistan. The company is capable of providing multi-tier services like GSM Backhauling through different modes of communication. In order to reach as many remote locations as possible, PDL has recently expanded its network. The company is continuously expanding its network and support centers to reach as many remote locations as possible and to facilitate different businesses that need resilient and secure data networks. Many multinational and Government organizations are relying on Pak Datacom for smooth and secure transfer of information, with unmatched operations and maintenance support.
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