O3b mPOWER is the only satellite communications system that can scale reliably and dynamically from tens to thousands of megabits per second per service. The overall O3b mPOWER system capacity reaches terabit-level scale – so that connectivity can scale in lockstep with evolving, even unpredictable, growth in demand.
Designed to incorporate high-volume digital payloads, SES’s latest-generation MEO satellites form the O3b mPOWER system. Each spacecraft can cast virtually countless electronically steerable beams, directed and switched in near real-time to deploy uncontended services at throughputs ranging from tens of megabits to multiple gigabits per second per service. Orbiting at an 8,000km, MEO altitude enables the constellation to guarantee low-latency data transfer with coverage between ±50° latitude – serving 96% of the world’s population.
O3b mPOWER’s Customer Edge Terminals (CETs) are essential building blocks of the system’s ground infrastructure. Available in various form factors, these CETs support fixed and mobile operations, managed networking, and edge computing capabilities. The system is compatible with steerable phased-array terminals and conventional mechanically steered parabolic antennas. With managed and customer-located gateways and the ability to interface with flexible network topologies, traffic can be directed seamlessly across the endpoints.