Our Telekom taps O3b for second capacity upgrade in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Telekom Company, which operates as Our Telekom, has upgraded its capacity with O3b Networks.

Marking the second time that the operator has selected O3b for a capacity upgrade, the agreement sees Our Telekom adding O3bTrunk services to its offering to better provide backhaul from the Solomon Islands to the internet backbone.

The Solomon Islands is the fourth largest nation in the Oceania region, with over 1,000 islands and an extremely dispersed population. Our Telekom is the leading operator in the region, and is currently expanding its network.

O3b’s service allows Our Telekom to increase bandwidth and improve the speed and quality of service for business and residential customers in Honiara, with the goal of extending this to the Outer Islands. The increased bandwidth also enables distance education, telemedicine, live ultra HD video streaming, high-speed downloads and clear voice calls.

The IP trunking solution further boosts existing link capacities to rival the throughput and latency of fibre connectivity. O3bTrunk delivers round-trip latency of less than 150 milliseconds, which is comparable to long haul fibre. The result is the highest performance voice and video for Our Telekom’s customers.

“With our second significant capacity upgrade, Our Telekom is able to provide even more services to our clients, and together grow our customers business’s and further improve residential connectivity,” said Loyley Ngira, CEO of Our Telekom.

Imran Malik, Vice President Asia/Pacific, O3b Networks Limited, added “With this expansion, Our Telekom have the ability to expand the range of cutting edge IP-based services to remote locations where they were previously unavailable. Additional capacity and better connectivity will help grow the economy and learning opportunities across the Solomon Islands”.

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