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O3b and ViaSat - Africa

O3b Networks Limited has signed a contract with ViaSat Inc for the production and installation of Ka-band infrastructure. The value of the contract is approximately $47 million. ViaSat will supply gateway teleports and high speed IP trunking terminals to O3b Networks, including full-motion tracking antenna systems for the Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites, high-speed modems, monitor and control equipment, system development, and installation. Teleport installation is scheduled to be complete ahead of the planned launch of the O3b service in early 2012.

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