CETel to provide fibre-like connectivity across Africa.
CETel, the provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, has signed a five-year contract with SES Networks to connect new exploration and production sites in Africa via SES Networks’ medium earth orbit (MEO) O3b satellite constellation, SES and CETel announced on Wednesday, 10 January 2018.
CETel will leverage the O3b fleet’s low latency and high throughput capabilities for big data applications required by the exploration and production industry. With round-trip latencies below 150 milliseconds, MEO-enabled networks are on par with standard fibre connections and are more reliable and faster to deploy than other infrastructure.
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