O3B NETWORKS INVESTS IN CAPACITY AFRICAN UPGRADE VIA RCS-COMMUNICATION
O3b Networks has announced an agreement with Rcs-communication to increase its bandwidth capacity in Africa over the next two years.
RCS uses O3btrunk to connect its WIMAX and High Throughput PTMP networks in the capital, of South Sudan, Juba, to the internet.
RCS has nearly exhausted its contracted capacity as demand for bandwidth continues to increase rapidly.
“The timing may seem unexpected for us to upgrade capacity and invest in O3b’s diversity solution, as most players in the South Sudan Telco/isp sector are currently scaling down due to economic and other challenges.” said Flippie Odendal, managing director, Rcscommunication. “While RCS is by no means isolated from these issues and their impact, our investment decision was taken with a long term view, though it will have immediate benefits to our clients once deployed” he said.