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Presta Bist Telecoms Signs Agreement to Significantly Increase Capacity with O3b

O3b Networks, announced that its customer, Presta Bist Telecoms, has signed an agreement to significantly increase its contracted capacity in response to rising demand for reliable, high-speed broadband in the Republic of Chad. This upgrade is a 66% increase in capacity over the initial contract, enabling Presta Bist to continue to fulfill the growing connectivity needs of both consumer and business customers.

Presta Bist is a growing Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Chad market and has emerged as a leading provider of high-performance internet service in the region by offering high-throughput, low latency connectivity over the O3b satellite-enabled network. The service quality Presta Bist is able to provide because of O3b has been a major driver of economic development for Presta Bist and for the ISP’s customers.

In an effort to expand the reach of reliable broadband throughout Chad and the Sahel region, O3b and Presta Bist hosted a joint workshop and demonstration in 2016. This capacity upgrade comes as a direct result of that demonstration, and its impact on more than 80 attendees from across the telecommunications industry.

“The results we’ve seen since we initiated service with O3b have been incredible. Our customers are reporting a significant increase in reliability and are thrilled with the opportunities available to them with this high-speed, reliable broadband,” said Rajab Moussa, CEO of Presta Bist. “Technology advancements like this have accelerated development in Chad, and have propelled the region’s economic development. As our infrastructure continues to advance and more fiber is installed through the country, we have no doubt that we will still rely on O3b as a major provider of connectivity in this region.”

“As the first Sahel country to deploy O3b services, Presta Bist has established itself as an innovator in the region. In the past year, we have seen rapid development throughout Africa and with capacity upgrades like this one, we expect exponential escalation.” said Carole Kamaitha, VP Africa, O3b Networks. “We are proud of our strong relationship with Presta Bist, and pleased to help provide its customers with dramatically better connectivity than they have previously experienced with other satellite links. We are looking forward to improvement in both social and economic development in the region.”