O3b Networks and telecom service provider Gulfsat Madagascar signed a long-term capacity deal for broadband Internet from satellite and telephony services for the remote island nation of Madagascar.
Gulfsat Madagascar will draw upon the Medium Earth Orbit satellite fleet operated by O3b for unlimited and affordable bandwidth, which will be used to provide Ka-band satellite broadband solutions to residents and businesses in Madagascar.
According to Gulfsat, consumers and businesses in Madagascar have spent years waiting for an Internet connectivity solution that is fast, affordable, and reliable. The new partnership between O3b and Gulfsat is predicted to optimize Internet access for African subscribers.
O3b provides telecommunications operators and Internet service providers in emerging markets with the backbone for global satellite services equal to any terrestrial fiber network. With O3b’s help, Gulfsat will be able to deliver a wide range of broadband Internet from satellite, voice, and data transmission services that combines the best of fiber and satellite networks.
Gulfsat Madagascar specializes in data transmission systems and networks. It also delivers VSAT telephony and WiMAX services, and its Blueline brand name provides triple play services in Madagascar.