CNT taps O3b Networks for satellite network for broadband

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CNT, a telecom network operator in Ecuador, has tapped O3b Networks to use low latency satellite network to offer broadband internet on the Galapagos islands.

CNT’s improved service offerings will benefit approx. 26,000 inhabitants including a large scientific community, and more than 150,000 tourists a year in 13 islands in the Galapagos.

For about 20 years the connection to the island has been over a geostationary (GEO) satellite. The use of O3b satellites, which are closer to the earth than traditional GEO satellites, reduces latency, increases internet speed and improves voice and video quality for the user. CNT is using O3b’s next-generation IP trunking solution, O3bTrunk, which boosts the existing link.

“By nature of the remote location in the Pacific, the Galapagos needed a solution to provide optimal quality, performance and cost for internet and mobile connectivity,” said Cesar Regalado, president of CNT.

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