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Timor Telecom to Roll Out 4G/LTE Network with O3b, SES Capacity

By Kendall Russell | September 7, 2017
Overhead view of Timor-Leste. Photo: SACC.

Overhead view of Timor-Leste. Photo: SACC.

Timor Telecom (TT) is expanding its service uptake with SES Networks by nearly 30 percent over the O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite fleet to roll out its new 4G/LTE network to customers across the country.

TT will use the service upgrade to deliver enhanced connectivity and higher-speed mobile broadband services to meet the growth in demand coming from new subscribers. The network expansion will also enable TT to provide an improved customer experience to its mobile data subscribers, the company stated.

An early adopter of the MEO technology in 2014, TT has been using more than 1 Gbps of low latency bandwidth over the O3b MEO fleet for the past three years. The company has since upgraded service with SES Networks four times to keep up with rising demand from consumers.

“All across Timor-Leste, mobile data demand from consumers has reached unprecedented heights. The fiber-like low latency capabilities of the O3b MEO fleet make it possible for Timor Telecom to provide an unparalleled mobile connectivity experience for our customers, through affordable and high speed mobile packages and services,” said Manual Capitao Amaro, TT Chief Executive Officer (CEO).