O3b denies ABS customer-defection claim, says rain fade is manageable

by Peter B. de Selding

SINGAPORE — The chief executive of O3b Networks on May 24 flatly denied allegations by competitor ABS that an O3b customer in the Pacific islands had replaced its O3b Ka-band capacity with bandwidth from ABS’s C- and Ku-band satellite following a series of service outages.

Steve Collar said he could not comment on ABS’s new contract in East Timor with an O3b customer except to say that O3b is delivering as much capacity to the customer now as it was before it contracted with . . .

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