Chad’s Presta Bist Telecoms increases Capacity with O3b

Presta Bist Telecoms has tapped O3b Networks to 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 fulfil 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 the ISP and its 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.

“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.”

“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 better connectivity than they have previously experienced with other satellite links.”

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