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O3b and Portugal Telecom subsidiary, Timor Telecom, announce partnership
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 20:27

TIMOR TELECOM increases internet speed in Timor-Leste


O3b and Timor Telecom (TT) announced today an agreement to supply high speed and low latency internet, which allows Timor Telecom to provide high-speed bandwidth, improving its users’ experience and enabling them to access more and better services and contents.

The use of O3bsatellites, which are closer to the ground than conventional geostationary satellites, reduces latency, increases the speed of internet browsing and improves voice and data quality to the user.

This change allows Timor Telecom, one of the first operators in the world using this technology, to increase,significantly, the capacity of its internet network, as well as to improve the speed and quality of their services for business and personal markets. TT's investment in new technologies and new products and services responds to the needs of its more than 600 thousand customers.

Following this technological change, TT has redesigned its range of internet services for both new and existing customers, and it is going to present its new portfolio of internet servicesthis month.

Gerardo Angelo Carrilho, Timor Telecom CTO stated:

“As the leaders in a competitive market, we are very pleased to be among the first operators worldwide to use the O3b network and by bringing more innovative services to Timor-Leste. With O3b the speed and quality of our internet service will highly improve. This represents a major step forward for connectivity in Timor-Leste. "

John Finney, Chief Commercial Officer of O3b said:

"We are very excited to be part of Timor Telecom´s plansofoffering Timor-Leste the same easy and efficient Internet access as in any other major city of the world. With access to the O3bConnectivity Service, which offers the same speed and performance as in optic fiber, Timor Telecom's customers are going to enjoy better connectivity and see the capacity of their mobile broadband increase."



About O3b Networks Limited

O3b Networks Limited (www.o3bnetworks.com) is a global satellite service provider, which builds anext-generation satellite network for telecommunication carriers, for Internet service providers and enterprise customers and for governments in emerging markets.

O3b network is going to deliver broadband connectivity in all corners of the world with 45 degrees of latitude north and south of the equator. Its wide coverage area includes emerging and poor connectivity markets in Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia, in a total of 3 billion people.

The network will combine satellite global reach with optic fibernetwork speed, providing low-cost, high-speed and low latency Internet and mobile connectivity to billions of customers and businesses in nearly 180 countries.

The list of investorsof O3b Networks includes SES, Google, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital and Luxempart. O3b Networks headquarters is located at St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.



About Timor Telecom

Being the largest telecommunication operator in Timor-Leste, Timor Telecom (TT) has been operating for 11 years, serving 600 thousand clients. TT has conquered this position as a solid and dynamic enterprise, having gone through several challenges and supporting Timorese people since the restoration of independence. TT is nowadays, and undoubtedly, the market leader within its activity sector, being a strong and a trustworthy company, offering a mature network and high quality services, covering all districts of the country and 94% of Timor-Leste population.