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SES Partners with Amartus on O3b Fleet Automation 

By | March 18, 2021

SES O3b mPOWER constellation. Photo: SES

SES has been partnering with network automation software company Amartus to develop automation for SES’s O3b mPOWER constellation. The companies began working together in October 2020, and announced the collaboration on Thursday. 

Amartus has network and cloud automation software expertise and contributes to standards bodies including TM Forum (TMF) and MEF. The company said that SES looked to it for support in TMF and MEF telecommunication standards and the partnership has evolved into more advanced projects applying Amartus’ expertise to O3b mPOWER to make it compliant with industry standards and best practices. 

“Not only do we get to work with the SES team in defining the interfaces part of the O3b mPOWER automation solution, but we are also contributing to its implementation,” commented Amartus CEO Marcin Paszkiewicz. 

O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation constellation of 11 satellites in Medium-Earth Orbit (MEO), is set to be operational in 2022. The system will service telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy industries, and governments and institutions.