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SES’s O3b mPOWER system starts providing connectivity services

SES O3b mPOWER will be targeted to mobility, government, enterprise and cloud markets, with new onboarding plans for customers.

SES has announced the operational status of O3b mPOWER, its second-generation software-enabled satellite system, capable of delivering high-performance connectivity services worldwide. With the first six O3b mPOWER satellites positioned at medium Earth orbit (MEO), approximately 8,000km from Earth, and extensive ground infrastructure in place globally, SES is gearing up to roll out services to O3b mPOWER customers in the coming months, offering reliable connectivity ranging from tens of Mbps to multiple gigabits per second.

To date, SES has launched six out of 13 O3b mPOWER high-throughput and low-latency satellites, which together with strategically located satellite ground stations, enable SES to serve customers across multiple market segments around the world. With the O3b mPOWER system now operational, SES strengthens its MEO network capabilities by complementing its O3b constellation. The launch of the next two O3b mPOWER satellites is expected in late 2024.

In combination with SES’s MEO and geostationary (GEO) networks as well as access to low Earth orbit (LEO) solutions via strategic partnerships, SES is uniquely positioned as an all-orbit solutions provider delivering an attractive combination of high data rates, low latency, service reliability, and flexibility to meet customers’ requirements anywhere.

Commenting on the development, Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of SES, said: “We are very excited that O3b mPOWER is now ready to serve our customers around the world. Over the last few years, our SES team, along with our technology partners across space and ground segments, have worked tirelessly to bring our O3b mPOWER system online. I’m proud to say that all the core infrastructure is deployed, tested and ready on a global basis. The demand for O3b mPOWER solutions is very high, and this moment has been long-awaited by our customers. Over the coming weeks, we will work with our mobility, government, enterprise and cloud customers on O3b mPOWER onboarding plans. We’re eager to empower their operations with reliable, high-performance, and secure services.”