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Mobile Backhaul

Introducing the world’s first 5G-ready satellite backhaul service

Beyond terrestrial: unlock the opportunities

Most mobile base stations are connected by fibre or microwave. But, in mountainous regions, low-density villages, or for remote industry, the economics of investing in this infrastructure are risky.

Our managed mobile backhaul service uses satellite to connect your core network with hard-to-reach locations – from a single site to multi-tower aggregation. O3b mPOWER, the most advanced addition to our multi-orbit satellite fleet, means we are 5G-ready and can service any bandwidth need, from megabits to gigabits.

Reach new customers

Fulfil universal service obligations

Connect to remote enterprise


5G Mobile Backhaul

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Connecting underserved regions

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Bridge the digital divide

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Our services

Mobile backhaul (GEO)

Our wide beam and HTS Ku-band satellites deliver the reliability and performance MNOs need to rapidly extend networks and meet universal service obligations.

Mobile Backhaul (via SES-17)

Our next-generation Ka-band geostationary (GEO) satellite, SES-17, enables you to reach any market in the Americas with reliable, scalable core network extension.

Mobile Backhaul mPOWERED

A carrier-grade, 5G-ready aggregation or tower backhaul connection, delivering uncontended bandwidth up to multiple gigabits per second per site.

What makes O3b mPOWER the only 5G-ready backhaul system?

Guaranteed throughput

Scalable to multiple gigabits per second per site.

Low-latency connectivity

One hop between any remote site or edge compute node to the mobile core or the cloud.

Carrier-grade reliability

Based on proven, market-validated MEO technology.



You have control to allocate bandwidth among remote sites, based on demand.

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Empowering Network Extensions

Industry News

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du and SES Demo First Satellite-enabled 5G Mobile Backhaul Network in the Middle East

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Vodafone Cook Islands to Deliver 4G+ Networks throughout the Cook Islands using SES’s O3b mPOWER

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Claro Brasil to Extend 4G and 5G-Ready Mobile Services Across Amazon Region with SES’s O3b mPOWER

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Claro Brasil to Extend 4G and 5G-Ready Mobile Services Across Amazon Region with SES’s O3b mPOWER

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