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As the journey of O3b mPOWER unfolds, a crucial part of the development lies in the cutting-edge technology that defines the communications system. Whether it’s the network of satellites, customer edge terminal or new digital software, SES’s mission, together with our technology partners, is to develop innovative solutions and revolutionise connectivity worldwide. Find out more about how the O3b mPOWER technology is being developed.

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Boeing and SES

ST Engineering iDirect and SES

Isotropic Systems and SES

Gilat as an O3b mPOWER Partner


Press Releases

SES’s Next-Gen NGSO System Readies for Launch with 8 Initial O3b mPOWER Satellite Ground Stations

Strategically located satellite ground stations mean customers will be able to easily access high-performance services

SES Expands O3b mPOWER Technology Ecosystem with Modem Platform Partnerships

Gilat and ST Engineering iDirect to provide O3b mPOWER core infrastructure that will support SES’s open networking strategy.

SpaceX to launch additional four O3b mPOWER satellites

SpaceX to deliver four additional O3b mPOWER satellites into space on board their Falcon 9 rockets.

Isotropic Unveils Exciting Customer Edge Terminal Development

Technology partner Isotropic Systems enters new development phase to test digital software-defined terminals for our O3b mPOWER system.

SpaceX to launch O3b mPOWER

SpaceX to deliver our O3b mPOWER satellites into space on board their Falcon 9 rockets.

Developing Innovative Software Solution with Kythera

The Adaptive Resource Control (ARC) system will utilise real-time data to optimise network services and deliver premium user experiences with maximum efficiency.

Developing Customer Edge Terminals

Working with partners Alcan, Isotropic, and Viasat to develop high-performance customer edge terminal solutions.

SES opens new era in global connectivity with O3b mPOWER

SES announced today the beginning of a new era in global cloud-scale connectivity and high power data services with the launch of O3b mPOWER, a revolutionary and powerful networks system that will deliver efficient high-performance network communications.


Unlocking Agility of SES Satellites with Adaptive Resource Control

The dynamic resource management system will dramatically enhance customer experience.

O3b mPOWER: Technology

SES’s EVP of Technology discusses what O3b mPOWER will mean for our customers across industries.


The O3b mPOWER system will deliver low-latency, high-throughput connectivity on the high seas so that it can deliver exceptional internet experience to passengers on a cruise ship or enhance operations of commercial ships.

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SES Networks to Power Ultimate Guest Connectivity Experience on Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady

Unlimited, ultra-fast, low latency Pretty Fly for a WiFi is part of Virgin Voyages’ on board experience.

SES Networks Transforms Cruise Market Again as Leading Cruise Companies Choose O3b mPOWER for Enhanced Connected Guest Experiences

Four of top five major cruise companies have contracted for service on the groundbreaking O3b mPOWER system and the SES geostationary fleet, resulting in a backlog in excess of EUR 220 million.

First Cruise Customer: Princess Cruises

Our first O3b mPOWER customer Carnival to further raise the bar on guest connectivity in the cruise industry with unlimited bandwidth.


O3b mPOWER: Cruise & Maritime

SES’s VP Maritime Market discusses what O3b mPOWER will mean for the cruise sector.


In the telecommunications sector, O3b mPOWER is able to respond to the growing bandwidth demand worldwide by providing high broadband and seamless connectivity to telcos and support mobile backhaul with its intelligent and dynamic control solutions. O3b mPOWER is adaptable to any generation of mobile services, including 5G.


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First Telco Customer: Orange

Partnering with Orange to deliver high-quality connectivity and build smarter open networks across Africa.

SES’s O3b mPOWER Tapped by Microsoft for Azure Network Cloud Services

SES’s O3b mPOWER medium earth orbit satellite system to provide additional network diversity, service resiliency and gigabit connectivity as more critical workloads move to cloud


Revolutionising Connectivity to Bridge the Digital Divide in the Central African Republic

The combination of globalisation and rapid technology advancements in the last two decades has allowed developing countries around the world to harness technological innovation and pave the way for local digital economies.

Our Next-Gen Satellite System Aligns Perfectly with 5G

O3b mPOWER arrives just in time to boost 5G acceleration beyond urban centres with its unbeatable reach of high throughput and low latency.


In the mining and offshore energy industries, the O3b mPOWER system drives digital transformation and enhances operations by supporting new bandwidth-hungry digital applications. O3b mPOWER is able to improve employee welfare by supporting smart security equipment for miners or by connecting oil rig workers with their families and the rest of the world.

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O3b mPOWER: Oil Rigs & the Energy Sector

SES’s VP of Commercial Maritime & Energy Sales Morten Hansen discusses what O3b mPOWER will mean for oil and gas.


With the next-generation O3b mPOWER system, governmental institutions can leverage its scalable capabilities to deliver successful and reliable communications for boosting operations and carrying out critical missions. O3b mPOWER’s adaptability also enables rapid disaster response support to bring connectivity to affected areas worldwide.

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Isotropic Systems Signs Contract with SES GS to Initiate Multi-Orbit Trials of Next-Gen Multi-beam Antenna Technologies for U.S. Military

Isotropic Systems’ prototype multi-beam terminals to be trialed at SES teleport and U.S. Army base.


O3b mPOWER: Government

SES’s VP of Market Segment Solutions talks about what O3b mPOWER will mean for the government sector.


In the cloud transformation era, O3b mPOWER system plays an important role in empowering enterprises and business with its cloud-optimised network. Using its high-throughput and low latency connectivity, O3b mPOWER makes cloud applications accessible, connecting even the most remote and underserved locations and meeting the demand of enterprises around the globe.

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Press Releases

SES Advances Digital Transformation with Cloud-First Strategy, Expanded Agreement

Multi-year agreement with Microsoft includes Azure Orbital integration, SES’s expanded use of Azure and joint development of new video and data connectivity services.

SES Becomes Microsoft Azure Orbital Founding Connectivity Partner

SES’s proven low-latency MEO managed services to be part of Microsoft’s new multi-orbit satellite connectivity integrated with Azure, promising optimized cloud application performance for O3b mPOWER customers.


O3b mPOWER: Cloud Based Partnerships

SES’s SVP Global Cloud and Strategic Partnerships discusses what O3b mPOWER will mean for cloud providers.

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