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Huawei, O3b Support Full 3G Voice, Data and Video Over Satellite

By | September 30, 2013
      The high-performance MEO/O3b Satellite Terminal Photo: O3b

      The high-performance MEO/O3b Satellite Terminal
      Photo: O3b

      [Via Satellite 09-30-13] Huawei and O3b have enabled full 3G voice, data and video over satellite. This follows rigorous testing of O3b’s system in the Huawei Interoperability Lab in Shanghai, China. Furthermore, Huawei’s telepresence, video surveillance, unified communication and datacom solutions are also compatible with O3b’s medium-earth orbit (MEO) satellites based on corresponding test results.

      Huawei will partner with O3b to establish MEO satellite backhaul for 2G/3G/4G (LTE) systems for Malaysian service provider Maju Nusa. O3b has a major long-term 3G capacity deal, awarded under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications, to provide 3G mobile broadband based on Huawei’s high performance solutions to rural communities in Malaysia.

      Huawei views the deployment of satellite-based rural broadband as a critical resource for operators, governments and enterprises in remote locations or areas lacking terrestrial infrastructure. O3b delivers MEO satellite services with capacities four times greater than normal geostationary-earth orbit (GEO) satellite services and a much lower latency of less than 150 ms round trip. Huawei and O3b Networks are working together to provide a service as an alternative to fiber and that enhances user experience with seamless voice, video and data communications.