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O3b Networks unveils O3bTrunk+, the highest performing and most affordable satellite trunking service in the world

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O3b Networks unveils O3bTrunk+, the highest performing and most affordable satellite trunking service in the world

Breakthrough Satellite service accelerates subscriber growth with bandwidth prices comparable to remote terrestrial fiber, and network/application performance on par with Fiber networks.

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, Monday 10th March 2014: Offering a true fiber alternative, O3b Networks today unveiled O3bTrunk+, a next generation IP trunking solution that boosts existing link capacities to rival the affordability and latency of fiber.

Powered by Comtech EF Data’s patented and award-winning technologies, O3bTrunk+ is designed to deliver the most efficient networking and trunking solution over the highest throughput satellites in the world. O3bTrunk+ significantly boosts link capacity, opening up competitive choices in many regions of the world, where, until now, satellite service offerings have lagged far behind surging connectivity demand for broadband, voice and enterprise services.

The O3bTrunk product line delivers lower latencies than long haul fiber, with round-trip latency of less than 150 milliseconds. The result is the highest quality voice and video in the satellite industry.

“O3b Networks has taken its revolutionary trunking solution and enhanced it to meet both the technical and economic requirements in some of the most challenging and underserved locations on earth,” explained Bob Hansen, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Comtech EF Data. “Comtech is honored to partner with O3b, to create a service proposition that, for the first time, puts terrestrial infrastructure on the heels of satellite. Considering price, overall performance, the ability to redeploy from one location to another and the end to end reliability, O3bTrunk+ is a better solution than fiber for many remote areas.

“Developing or emerging markets are highly demand elastic with the right combination of price and network performance. O3b has continued to innovate and invest in our ground infrastructure to ensure that beyond the reach of fiber, O3b can offer comparable price and performance certain that this will significantly increase subscriber revenues” said John Finney, O3b Networks Chief Commercial Officer.

O3b is enabling communications service providers to offer fiber-like capacity around the world. O3b’s unique Medium Earth Orbit satellite fleet enables affordable, high-speed, low-latency connectivity in places where traditional satellite and fiber offerings are unavailable or extremely costly.

About Comtech EF Data

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.

About O3b Networks Limited

O3b Networks Limited (www.o3bnetworks.com) is a global satellite service provider building a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets.

The O3b network will deliver broadband connectivity everywhere on Earth within 45 degrees of latitude north and south of the equator. Our vast coverage area includes emerging and insufficiently connected markets in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, with a collective population of over 3 billion people. It will combine 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.

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