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Timor Telecom Offers Free Wi-Fi in Public Spaces via SES Networks

By Veronica Magan | November 24, 2017
      View of Dili and Atauro Island, Timor-Leste

      View of Dili and Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. Photo: Nick Hobgood, Wikimedia Commons

      Using SES Networks’ connectivity, Timor Telecom (TT) is trialing a service providing residents of Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity in various public spaces. The trial will run at the President Nicolau Lobato International Airport, Timor Plaza mall and Largo de Lecidere square.

      Timor Telecom has been using SES Networks Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) services for the past few years for international connectivity. The low-latency and high throughput service has enabled Timor Telecom to launch 3G mobile followed by LTE mobile data service in the country. In addition, the SES Networks’ Customer Enablement team has been providing consulting services to TT on its Wi-Fi rollout, according to the companies.

      “Through SES’s O3b MEO satellite fleet, we are delivering services that significantly enrich connectivity experiences throughout the country. In Dili, public spaces are an important intersection at which people from all walks of life gather and interact. We are glad to be able to deliver much needed quality Wi-Fi for these different communities,” said Manuel Capitão Amaro, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Timor Telecom.