[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Solomon Telekom Company Limited (Our Telekom) has started using O3b Network’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service for backhaul in the Solomon Islands. The telco established a new ground station to work with O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite network, and is providing Internet services in the capital city of Honiara.
Our Telekom provides mobile and fixed line services, broadband and television. The Solomon Islands is comprised of more than 1,000 islands, and the telco has plans to extend its service from O3b beyond the capital to the outer islands.
“The launch of O3b for Our Telekom Internet is the most significant development for the Solomon Islands since the introduction of the Internet here,” said Our Telekom Chief Executive, Loyley Ngira. “With O3b we have taken the first significant step to overcome the tyranny of distance between the Pacific nations and the rest of the world.”
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