December 16, 2022 – Customers of Vodafone Cook Islands, the leading telecommunications services provider in the Cook Islands, will be able to experience 4G+ networks and high-performance internet connectivity across the outer islands due to a new O3b mPOWER agreement signed with SES. O3b mPOWER is SES’s second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system which sets a new standard of high-performance services for governments and enterprises around the world. During O3b mPOWER launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, both companies announced that Vodafone Cook Islands will leverage SES’s Mobile Backhaul mPOWERED service enabled by O3b mPOWER satellites to deliver increased access to online services in health, education banking, and commerce for the residents, giving the islands’ tourism a major boost. Mobile Backhaul mPOWERED delivers guaranteed, multi-gigabit per second connectivity. Vodafone Cook Islands was the first customer in the region to use SES’s current-generation O3b satellite system at medium earth orbit (MEO) in 2014 to deliver 3G/4G services to the remote nation. With Mobile Backhaul on O3b mPOWER, Vodafone Cook Islands will be able to better support its customers with groundbreaking high-throughput, low-latency connectivity.