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Speedcast, SES Partner to Provide Fiber-Like Connectivity in Peru

By Kendall Russell | November 8, 2017
      O3b's Peru gateway. Photo: SES.

      O3b’s Peru gateway. Photo: SES.

      Speedcast and SES have signed an agreement to provide several hundreds of Mbps of connectivity into Peru. This is the first agreement between the companies in Latin America to provide Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) capacity with high throughput capabilities and low latency. The agreement marks the fourth MEO national partnership between Speedcast and SES Networks.

      The agreement enables Speedcast to provide network services to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and enterprise customers in areas of Peru where high performance internet is in high demand and short supply, enabling a host of latency-sensitive and bandwidth-hungry applications.

      By using SES’ O3b constellation, Speedcast will deliver internet performance, customer support, and integration with their customers’ networks on par with terrestrial fiber in the region. Speedcast is able to supply this 24/7, 365-day support through its network of more than 250 field engineers.

      “The added support from SES Networks’ services will allow us to provide enterprises with the critical high-demand communications capabilities necessary to operate with speed and efficiency in today’s technology-driven market. Speedcast is building the fiber, the radio links, and Wi-Fi to extend the signal to the end users,” said Speedcast Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pierre-Jean Beylier.