SES Networks Works With Project Loon to Restore Connectivity in Puerto Rico
SES Networks’ high throughput and fiber-like satellite connectivity service, the stratospheric balloons operated by X, Alphabet’s self-described “moonshot factory”, and local telecommunications expertise are playing a key role in restoring 4G/LTE connectivity in disaster-affected Puerto Rico.
The connectivity is powered by Project Loon’s targeted cell coverage and SES Networks’ O3b FastConnect, a rapidly deployable satellite terminal delivering fibre-like performance.
Together with local technology partners, SES Networks and X are providing reliable high-performance connectivity to Puerto Ricans whose lives have been devastated by the hurricane Maria and who have limited means of communication.
“Our thoughts are with those whose lives have been impacted by this devastating hurricane,” says Steve Collar, CEO of SES Networks. “Access to connectivity is crucial in getting those affected the information and help they need after a natural disaster. We are really pleased to be working with X and their other partners to deploy high-performance connectivity to Puerto Rico and to play a part in the island’s restoration efforts.”