O3b Networks and Interactive E Solutions Ink $100m Broadband Deal for Pakistan

The largest ICT company in Pakistan has signed a deal with satellite provider O3b to provide a full suite of services in Pakistan. Interactive Esolutions will use O3b beams to provide coverage of the entire country, including trunking services to underserved regions, cellular backhaul for mobile operators and enterprise and e-government services across the country. The network will deliver fibre-like speed at sub 150 millisecond latency and affordable prices.

Mr. Shahid Mahmud, Chairman/CEO Interactive Group said, “We strongly believe that the Pakistani market offers immense appetite for bandwidth and data. We are happy that Interactive will be contributing to the growth of broadband through this state of the art technology. We firmly believe that together we will usher in a new era of Internet usage, proliferating the positive effects of connectivity amongst the people of Pakistan.”

Steve Collar, CEO of O3b Networks, added: “Pakistan, with its burgeoning population and growing economy is in desperate need for state of the art communications infrastructure. By overcoming the geographical hurdles presented by mountainous terrain, working together with Interactive we can ensure that broadband connectivity is available across the entire country.”

O3b’s eight satellite, Medium-Earth-Orbit fleet enables affordable, high-speed connectivity in places where traditional satellite and fibre offerings are unavailable or extremely costly.

Sign-up to our weekly newsletter

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news, articles, event and product updates posted on Developing Telecoms.
Subscribe to our FREE weekly email newsletters for the latest telecom info in developing and emerging markets globally.
Sending occasional e-mail from 3rd parties about industry white papers, online and live events relevant to subscribers helps us fund this website and free weekly newsletter. We never sell your personal data. Click here to view our privacy policy.