ST. HELIER, Jersey, Channel Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--O3b Networks today announced that it is partnering with Ozonio to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to Tabatinga, Brazil. Following the successful partnership of O3b and Ozonio to bring services to Tefé, Tabatinga is the next Amazonian city to be connected.
Tabatinga is a remote city of more than 60,000 people, located where the Amazon River enters Brazil. Significant geographic obstacles have prevented a fiber optic connection, leaving the city’s population without broadband-quality internet connectivity. As a result, voice and data communications have been delivered via satellite and microwave technologies with limited capabilities, unable to support modern applications like video chatting or cloud-based apps.
Together, O3b and Ozonio constructed a node site that enables state of the art connectivity capabilities, powered by O3b’s constellation of high throughput, low latency satellites. With this fiber-equivalent internet access, residents and local businesses can now take advantage of opportunities that were previously unattainable, such as online education and connecting with peers around the world.
“After experiencing first-hand the demonstration of O3b's services in the Amazonian city of Tefé, we immediately saw the benefits that these services could bring to residents of Tabatinga,” said Adriano Vieira Vargas, Commercial Director of Ozonio. “Prior to this launch, even the simplest web-browsing task was slow and painful. Now, citizens of Tabatinga can use social media, stream live videos, and engage in global economic opportunities.”
“Our mission is to bring remote regions, like the Amazonas state of Brazil, the same quality connectivity they could find in major metropolitan areas,” said Omar Trujillo, O3b Vice President of Latin America. “That is why the deployment of high-performance services in Tabatinga is an important development for O3b. We are excited to continue growing the capacity delivered across the Brazilian Amazon, as it is making a real difference to the lives of people here.”
About O3b Networks Limited
O3b Networks Limited is a global managed data communications service provider operating both space based and terrestrial networks. O3b offers modern carrier-grade IP communications services and applications to ISPs, telco, governments and enterprises in the most remote and inaccessible parts of the planet. O3b Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG).
About Ozonio Telecommunications
Ozonio Telecommunications is focused on providing IT and network solutions for businesses and government organizations in more regions remote Brazil. Ozonio is continuously finding ways to improve the quality of their services and partnerships, offering products that are better, faster and more stable for its customers. Ozonio joined O3b Networks, a provider of broadband services over high throughput satellites, in order to provide broadband connectivity in the state of Amazonas. The Ozonio Network is features the concept of the Micro Data Center (MDC), which is quickly installed and enables the company to rapidly provide services to small and large cities and communities across the Amazon region.