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2008-09-10 06:00:14

US-based telecoms start-up O3b Networks plans to deploy a satellite network for providing high-speed internet connectivity to emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It plans to provide a high-capacity satellite connection to the internet, which can be used by telephone companies and ISPs to offer mobile and web-access services. It has raised approximately $60m from investors including Google, HSBC Holdings, Allen & Company, and Liberty Global. The...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.