Global con­nec­tiv­ity

SES’ O3b mPOWER satel­lite-based sys­tem primed for 2021 launch.

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SES re­cently re­vealed O3b mPOWER, a pow­er­ful and highly scal­able satel­lite-based net­work that is slated to launch in 2021. The O3b mPOWER will re­port­edly be ca­pa­ble of de­liv­er­ing mul­ti­ple ter­abits of through­put to con­nect peo­ple, com­mu­ni­ties, and busi­nesses from all around the world. This, in turn, will en­able SES Net­works to pro­vide ser­vices in the dy­namic mo­bil­ity, fixed data, and gov­ern­ment mar­kets.

Boe­ing Satel­lite Sys­tems was named first tech­nol­ogy part­ner by SES to con­struct seven su­per-pow­ered medium earth or­bit (MEO) satel­lites. The set-up will com­prise 30,000 beams that can be shaped, steered, switched, and shifted in real time, which means its cov­er­age will span al­most 400 mil­lion square kilo­me­ters. In ad­di­tion to the 12 MEO satel­lites that pro­vide high-through­put low la­tency con­nec­tiv­ity, SES will also launch eight more MEO satel­lites in 2018 and 2019.

Part­ners be­hind O3b mPOWER will in­vest in ground in­fras­truc­ture that fuse com­put­ing, rout­ing and stor­age re­sources with soft­ware in­tel­li­gence, along­side ap­pli­ca­tion­spe­cific an­ten­nas, as well as the in­tro­duc­tion of an easy-to-setup O3b mPOWER Cus­tomer Edge Ter­mi­nal.

Ac­cord­ing to Karim Michael Sab­bagh, Pres­i­dent and CEO of SES, O3b mPOWER has rev­o­lu­tion­ized the abil­i­ties and func­tions of satel­lites. He added that it is a unique sys­tem that of­fers an in­spir­ing roadmap for next-gen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy with more power, flex­i­bil­ity, and. He be­lieves that O3b mPOWER is key in em­pow­er­ing cus­tomers to up­scale and grow their busi­nesses.

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