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O3b Networks Company Info


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O3b Networks Company Info

  1. 1. Pacific ICT Ministrial Forum Nuku’Alofa, Tonga February 17, 2009 O3b Network Proprietary
  2. 2. Problem Definition Submarine Fiber Network Source: Telegeography
  3. 3. Other 3 Billion People The developing world has a very limited supply of bandwidth connectivity 1 bln 200 mm 1.15 bln 500 mm 35 mm
  4. 4. About O3b Networks <ul><li>HQ in Jersey, Channel Islands </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. offices in Denver, Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum managed through U.K. Ofcom </li></ul><ul><li>Serving Other 3 Billions People in emerging and less developed economies </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4.3 GHz spectrum per satellite (20 x 216 MHz per beam) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 12 Gbps per satellite (20 x 600 Mb/s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1920 transponder equivalents (36 MHz) of capacity available to lesser developed economies </li></ul></ul>O3b Network Proprietary
  5. 5. <ul><li>Manufactured byThales Alenia Space </li></ul><ul><li>Partly based on Globalstar 2 heritage </li></ul><ul><li>12 steerable antennas: Each antenna can be individually controlled to point and track a ground terminal location (steerable +/- 26°) </li></ul><ul><li>Bent-pipe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No on-board processing or crosslinks </li></ul></ul>Satellite Design O3b Network Proprietary
  6. 6. <ul><li>Orbit at 8,063 Km </li></ul><ul><li>288 minute orbital period </li></ul><ul><li>In-orbit redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>10 years minimum life time </li></ul><ul><li>First 8 satellites to launch in Nov. 2010 via Sea Launch </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd , 3 rd launches in 2011 </li></ul>Satellite Design
  7. 7. O3b Networks - Scalable Growth 16 satellites 40+ satellites
  8. 8. Beam Characteristics <ul><li>Coverage 45° N/S </li></ul><ul><li>2 beams for gateways </li></ul><ul><li>10 beams for remotes </li></ul><ul><li>80 remote beams per launch </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 Gbps per beam (600 Mb/s x 2) </li></ul><ul><li>96 Gbps available first launch </li></ul><ul><li>Beam coverage: 500 Km </li></ul><ul><li>Transponder: 216 MHz </li></ul><ul><li>Ka-band </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Downlink: 17.8 GHz – 18.6 GHz /18.8 GHz – 19.3 GHz </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uplink: 27.6 GHz – 28.4 GHz/28.6 GHz – 29.1 GHz </li></ul></ul>O3b Network Proprietary
  9. 9. O3b Networks Customers and Opportunities 4 Satellite Coverage 5 Satellite Coverage 6-8 Satellite Coverage
  10. 10. Frequency <ul><li>Non-interfering with GEO’s </li></ul><ul><li>UK Ofcom / ITU priorities on Ka </li></ul><ul><li>Few large tracking dishes (3.5m) </li></ul><ul><li>Epfd studies verified no interference / T-band coordination </li></ul>Large Separation Angle O3B GEO Belt
  11. 11. Fiber over Satellite Speed Availability Fiber GEO .1 5 100
  12. 12. Latency and Web 2.0 Long-haul Fiber / O3b 122ms GEO Satellite 600ms Press here to start Local 50ms
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Pacific Island Nations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Situation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22 Island Nations, each made up of many individual islands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable is too expensive (estimated $250m to reach 17 of the capitals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable only reaches capital, but cannot reach outlying islands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Islands are often too far for Microwave, and thus rely on GEO satellite for inter-island communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nations should spend their funds on internal development </li></ul></ul>Pacific Islands Example
  14. 14. Current Fibre System - Pacific Islands
  15. 15. Pacific Island Nations
  16. 16. Sample: 10 Geo Spot Beam Design-The Pacific Islands
  17. 17. <ul><li>Solution: Fibre Quality Connections to all islands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Package 1 : QuickStart for main island: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An STM-1 to each island (Country Capital) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>122ms latency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>99.5% SLA (CIR) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$600/mb </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service activation fee: USD 350,000 (For ground equipment) + Shipping + Installation </li></ul></ul></ul>O3b Networks Pacific Island Proposal
  18. 18. <ul><li>Solution: Fibre Quality Connections to all islands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Package 2 : QuickVar for main island: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20Mb or more for each outlying island </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>122ms latency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>99.3% SLA (CIR) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1000/mb </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service activation fee: USD 20,000 (For ground equipment) + Shipping + Installation </li></ul></ul></ul>O3b Networks Pacific Island Proposal
  19. 19. <ul><li>Plan: </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Partners (e.g. World Bank, ADB, IMF) would sponsor service activation fee to main island while regional organisations and development agencies e.g. ITU, SPC, PITA, etc facilitate the negotiation and agreements as well as implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Government would guarantee payment of our service </li></ul><ul><li>Government would cover cost of service activation fee to any outlying island </li></ul><ul><li>O3b will provide connection equipment at our teleport location </li></ul><ul><li>O3b will provide $600/MB pricing and SLA on QuickStart Service </li></ul><ul><li>O3b will provide $1000/MB pricing and SLA on QuickVar Service </li></ul>O3b Networks Pacific Island Proposal
  20. 20. Pacific ICT Project QuickStart/QuickVar Network QuickStart Link Voice Video Data Internet QS QV LAN PSTN Switch / IP Router Cell Switch T O N G A Beam Coverage QuickVar Kit (20Mb+) QuickStart Link QuickVar Link REMOTE SITES QUICKVAR QuickStart (Customer Location-Hub Site) QuickVar Kit (20Mb+) QuickVar Kit (20Mb+) QuickVar Kit (20Mb+) Computers / Phones O3b Teleport (Hawaii)
  21. 21. <ul><li>Create a Public-Private partnership to foster the access to a high speed, low latency IP backbone to the global Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Road mapping toward achievable programs to deliver broadband services </li></ul><ul><li>Determine bandwidth requirements to each location </li></ul><ul><li>Link Budget for each main island </li></ul><ul><li>Contract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Master Service Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Order for each beam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add outlying islands, direct to tower capacity at a later date </li></ul>Next Steps
  22. 22. Contact : Mr. Nara S. Sihavong Sales & Marketing [email_address] THANK YOU!