Mobile backhaul has, for some years, been viewed as a growth area for satellite networks. And mobile backhaul is responsible for a goodly portion of O3b Networks growth in 2016.

O3b Networks says it ended the year contracting upwards of 7.5 Gbps throughout the Asia-Pacific  region, generating an increase of approximately 30 percent year-over-year growth for the total used bandwidth.

Over the course of the year, all existing O3b APAC customers upgraded their contracted capacity and, most notably, two Tier-1 Telco providers were added to the company’s customer roster, O3b says.