SES Networks, which provides data networking via 70 orbiting satellites, is using the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) to support future expansion, as well as to serve existing customer needs.
SES plans an additional fleet of satellites in 2021, from its O3b subsidiary, scaling from a few hundred beams today to 30,000, delivering terabytes of overall capacity and gigiabits of individual capacity. While automation is useful now, it'll be essential as the service expands, says SES Networks CEO JP Hemingway. And that's where ONAP comes in.
Satellite from SES subsidiary O3B gets ready for an April 2019 launch.
SES currently operates two types of satellite: Geostationary orbit "birds" that are 36,000 kilometers above the Earth, and 20 satellites in lower, non-geostationary Medium Earth Orbits (MEOs), which can provide lower latency. Reduced latency enables services not available in conventional geosynchronous orbits, including video Skype, large scale data transfer, synchronous data replication, as well as high-bandwidth, 10 Gbit/s connections.
SES's customers are telcos, mobile operators (such as shipping fleets and airlines) and government. On the telco side, customers need to be able to integrate the SES network seamlessly with existing network management and orchestration tools, and that's where ONAP comes in.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
The cable industry took a major step in the battle for Gigabit broadband supremacy with the announcement of its 10G Platform vision. The key to realizing this vision hinges on leveraging the right access technologies and network architectures to provide the best balance of benefit versus cost.
One network path has the MSO embracing Next-Generation Hybrid Fiber Coax (NG HFC), which includes:
Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)
Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX)
Virtual Cable Converged Access Platforms (vCCAP)
Fiber-to-the-Home/Business (FTTH/B) is another network option, affording gigabit broadband scalability and 10Gbps service capability. How is an MSO to decide where which option works best and what to do now to prepare its networks for the onslaught of high-bandwidth residential and business applications?
During this webinar, Jack Burton, principal of Broadband Success Partners, outlines current and new access network architectures. Additionally, he will examine the facts and debunk some common misconceptions surrounding both fiber and NG HFC network deployment and maintenance.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.
Key topics include:
What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.