Future of Satellite Industry Built on Partnerships

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4Q 2020 | IN-5983


SES Partners in Gilat and ST Engineriing iDirect


SES has recently announced that it will be partnering with Gilat and ST Engineering iDirect to develop the core infrastructure modem platforms for its O3b mPOWER, non-geostationary-satellite orbit (NGSO) communications system.

SES plans to leverage the next-generation modem technologies of Gilat and ST Engineering iDirect. These modem technologies possess open architectures that enable full virtualization of satellite communications. The modems will interface with SES's Adaptive Resource Control (ARC) capability, which aims to efficiently manage in-orbit satellite fleet and its corresponding ground system infrastructure to meet the stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs) of the industries they support. This increased heterogeneity of the satellite system will be facilitated by the usage of Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) standard.

Openness and Collaboration


SES’ introduction of Gilat and ST Engineering into their system puts them in a better position to capitalize on the economies of s…

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