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E-Networks is O3b’s first LatAM client for high-speed internet via satellite

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 21:33 by GxMedia

Managing Director of E-Networks Vishok Persaud

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands and Georgetown, Guyana: O3b Networks on Wednesday 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 facilities 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.”

O3b Networks Limited 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 system 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.

E-Networks Inc. is Guyana’s premier triple-play service provider providing high-speed Internet access, television, and 4G Broadband over a combination of Fiber and wireless connections. With its own satellite facility and dedicated access to the Submarine Fiber Optic Cable, the company can provide its services across a wide coverage area at a very low cost. E-Networks has a wide range of corporate clientele ranging from Diplomatic Missions, Financial institutions, Insurance Companies and Small to Medium- sized business. Its corporate services ranges from dedicated IP, Internet Services, Corporate Wide Area Networks, VPNs and Professional Network Services.

E-Networks also offers 4G Mobile Broadband services including flexible prepaid and postpaid models with data speeds ranging from 1 – 5 Megabits.  In 2013, the company launched its fiber optic network to the home which supports internet service: OnFiber and High Definition IPTV service: DreamT