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Press Release : Guyana ISP first to deploy O3b Network’s ‘fiber in the sky’ in Region

Georgetown, Guyana: O3b Networks today announced that E-Networks has signed a multi-year agreement to use O3b’s unique ‘Fiber in the Sky’ satellite network. The Guyanese ISP will be the first Latin American client to be brought up on the O3b network since it commenced commercial operations earlier in the year. E-Networks engineers recently trained at 03b’s Manassas facility and will be working with O3b as a certified partner in Guyana.

The use of O3b satellites, which are in a unique orbit closer to the earth than conventional geostationary satellites, reduces latency, increases data rates and improves voice and video quality for the user. The high throughput O3b satellites also offer much greater capacity, supporting up to 1.6 Gbps in a single beam.

Vishok M. Persaud, Managing Director, of E-Networks said:

“We are very proud to be part of this pioneering venture with O3b Networks. The O3b capacity will significantly improve our customer offering, allowing us to enhance a number of high-performance services for both corporate customers and consumers. We now have the unique ability to offer international services to our corporate customers either on fiber or O3b or a combination of both while maintaining low latency. This gives us the most resilient network in Guyana. Access to the O3b network gives us the ability to open up new services countrywide where it would otherwise be difficult to have access to fiber. This deployment will be used to further enhance our Fiber Optic and 4G Data Networks.

Omar Trujillo, O3b Region VP for LATAM and Africa said:

“We are delighted to welcome E-Networks to the rapidly expanding O3b family and congratulate them on being the first Latin American ISP to be up on the O3b network. Working with E-Networks in Guyana is another great example of O3b bringing vital high performance connectivity to the under-served areas of the world. Once in service with O3b, E-Networks will be able to enhance its commercial data services over the most resilient backbone network available in Guyana.”

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