Under the new agreement, TT will contract capacity on the NSS-12 geostationary earth orbit (GEO) satellite to establish a point-to-point link connecting Dili, Timor with Sintra, Portugal.
At present, SES’s O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite network is powering 4G LTE network of TT to offer mobile data and broadband services to residents of Timor-Leste. TT will use more capacity on NSS-12 for international voice traffic between Timor-Leste and the rest of the world.
“Since 2014, SES Networks has been our partner in delivering fibre-like connectivity that is on par with terrestrial service. With the MEO fleet’s unmatched low-latency capabilities, we have been able to deliver dramatically improved mobile data and broadband services throughout the country,” said Manuel Capitao Amaro, CEO at Timor Telecom.
Imran Malik, vice president, Fixed Data, Asia-Pacific at SES Networks, said Timor Telecom recognizes the synergies between SES Networks’ GEO and MEO satellites.