Channel Islands, Jersey:
Dedicated to delivering high-speed connectivity anywhere, O3b Networks
today launched O3bMaritime C a first-of-its-kind broadband solution
capable of providing cruise ship guests and crew with more than 100
times the average Internet access rates at sea.
Innovative cruise ship operators will be able to significantly enhance
guest satisfaction through fast, affordable broadband connections. In
game changing performance unmatched and unrivalled by current and future
maritime offerings, O3bMaritime will deliver over 500 Mbps in aggregate
bandwidth to a single vessel.
Cruise operators facing increasing competition from luxury shore based
resorts no longer need to suffer the performance compromise necessitated
by todayȡs maritime connections. Guests can surf, download, work, watch,
speak and stream in the same way they do on land, unlocking new revenue
opportunities for operators and reinforcing best-in-brand service in all
aspects of the cruise experience.
ϡFor cruise ship guests and crew, heading for the high seas has meant
leaving high-speed broadband services behind,С said John Finney,
Chief Commercial Officer for O3b. ѡItСs an ocean travel tradition
that O3bMaritime will turn into a thing of the past, with fast,
fiber-like connections that deliver the same high-quality Internet
access and broadband experience at sea as guests are used to at home.ϡ
The only offshore solution to deploy dedicated steerable beams,
O3bMaritime will track a shipѡs course continuously, optimizing
performance for the guests onboard. In the competitive world of super
and mega-yachts, only O3bMaritime can provide the range of benefits that
overwhelm existing satellite based solutions today. O3bϡs crystal clear
voice and 65ms mouth-to-ear latency provides peerless voice quality.
From cruise operators to super-yachts and from guest experience to crew
welfare, O3bMaritime is redefining connectivity at sea and is now less
than one year from launch.
About O3b Networks Ltd.
O3b Networks 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 fiberϩ\optic network providing billions of
consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low\cost,
highɩ\speed, low latency Internet and mobile connectivity. O3b Networkso
investors are 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. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an
offer of securities for sale in the United States. Securities may not be
offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption
from registration. Any public offering of securities to be made in the
United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained
from the issuer and that will contain detailed information about the
issuer and management, as well as financial statements. The company does
not intend to register any part of the present offering in the United
O3b Networks Ltd.
Luisa Sorrentino, VP, Marketing Communications