Mobile Backhaul

Solution for Mobile Service Providers

Mobile Backhaul (MBH) is the process of connecting radio access network air interfaces at the cell sites to the inner core wireline network, which are subsequently connected to data centers that ensures the network connectivity of the end user (e.g., mobile phone user) with the mobile networks. MBH will be the solution for mobile service providers because it allows you to connect from the middle of nowhere, whether you are surrounded by tall mountains or on a tropical paradise, mobile backhaul can give you easy access to the internet.

Low Latency

One of the most compelling benefits of the O3b is ultra-low latency. Based on thorough third-party evaluations and performance verifications, O3b guarantees latencies of less than 150 milliseconds. At just 8,062 km above the Earth, O3b has a low latency advantage.

Applications​

  • Government
    A LEO satellite service can serve government projects and missions for schools or hospitals in remote areas. It can also be used for communications during a disaster like flood, fire, tsunami, earthquake, etc., since communications may be congested or land-based systems are damaged during those incidents.
  • Enterprise
    A connectivity within an enterprise such as the communications between oil rigs and head office can be provided through a LEO satellite service.
  • Maritime
    A communication connectivity through a LEO satellite for container ships, cruise ships, fish ships, among others.
  • Aviation
    A LEO Satellite service can provide the communication connectivity for airlines in order for them to provide WIFI signals for its passengers, whether it is for private jets or commercial airplanes.
  • Mobile Backhaul
    Mobile operators do not have cellular base stations in some remote areas due to the unavailability of fiber network access. However, a LEO satellite service can solve that problem by using mobile backhaul to connect their cellular base stations through LEO satellites allowing them to connect to 5G/4G mobile core networks.

Technical Specification

O3b Network Overview

World’s first commercial constellation which uses 12 high throughput satellites in the MEO (8053 km)
23++ Gbps of Capacity under contract with 42 customers in 35 countries
Eight additional satellites joining the constellation (Q1 2018)
Steerable Ka-Band beams which are 700 km diameter
Advantages of O3b Satellites

Low Latency

One of the most compelling benefits of the O3b is ultra-low latency. Based on thorough third-party evaluations and performance verifications, O3b guarantees latencies of less than 150 milliseconds. At just 8,062 km above the Earth, O3b’s has a low latency advantage.

High Throughput

O3b is the first operator able to deliver 1.6 Gigabits of bandwidth over a single transponder. The high throughput O3b service provides uncongested, single-hop connectivity to a Global IP backbone.

O3b has at least four times the throughput of traditional satellite providers. Add very low latency to the O3b equation and mobile operators, telcos and ISPs have a viable alternative to terrestrial solutions.