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O3b Delivers Connectivity to Africa Cup of Nations, Signs Capacity Deal with Presta Bist

Monday, March 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
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O3b Networks announced deployment if its satellite-enabled network in the northernmost stadium hosting matches of the Africa Cup of Nations, the Stade d’Oyem facility in Oyem, Gabon. The stadium was built to provide a venue for the regional population, but did not have access to a fiber connection, and was without broadband internet just before the first match. A high throughput broadband link was necessary for international transmission of the game, and was also required by journalists covering the match. Before the first kickoff, however, event organizers delivered an equal internet experience to other match locations by deploying connectivity from O3b Networks.

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