Satellite service providers offer different network solutions depending on the orbits available to them. Understanding how distance from Earth affects performance is crucial when evaluating satellite services.
MEO provides the ultimate combination of fiber-like low latency performance with high throughput for proven industrial grade reliability.
Here’s how Geostationary Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) stack-up regarding some key aspects of delivering customer-driven services.
A high throughput, low latency satellite connection gives personnel a tactical advantage and reliable service – wherever deployed.
The MEO satellite solution delivers information at fiber-like speeds with remarkable reliability – mirroring the user experience at a home station prior to deployment.
To the warfighter today, this MEO capability is an unprecedented amount of real-time data in the field, providing the warfighter with situational awareness needed for mission success.
Since 2016, SES Government Solutions has provided nearly 9 Gbps of capability to 43 U.S. Government sites worldwide. Under the MEO Blanket Purchase Agreement, U.S. DoD users can receive Medium Earth Orbit low-latency high throughput services through SES Government Solutions.
Fiber-like speedSpeeds up to 600 megabits per second operating in a duplex mode
Intelligence gatheringSensors collect terabytes of information that can be rapidly sent where needed
Highly secureMEO solution is HAIPE compliant and mitigates EMI/RFI vulnerability risks
MEO: Changing the Game
O3b mPOWER is SES’ next-generation MEO communications system, delivering network services with resilient high-throughput, low-latency performance. The system offers a broad range of innovative capabilities that facilitate the deployment of critical communications applications, including those that have not historically efficiently operated over commercial satellite networks.
SES will begin launching the O3b mPOWER constellation in 2021, with a start of service in 2022. Our eleven next generation satellites will set a new industry benchmark for scale, flexibility and performance.
Unmatched scale. Unprecedented flexibility. Superior performance. O3b mPOWER introduces a new era of cloud-scale satellite internet and managed network services to achieve mission success.
O3b mPOWER is the only satellite communications system that can reliably and dynamically scale to deliver thousands of uncontended services ranging from 50 Mbps to multiple gigabits per second per connection. Government users will have the opportunity to harness carrier-grade, cloud-optimized network services for government missions.
Applications include fixed, COTM (communications-on-the move), maritime, and airborne architectures. Missions that require a more reliable primary connection, a more scalable link for network resilience, or a diverse path to create a logical, with a higher throughput connection are ideally suited for mPOWER.
O3b mPOWER allows users to land data traffic where you want, whether close to a cloud service provider partner, a secure headquarters site, a peer site, or the nearest military base or government building.
Flexible high-speed return paths enable edge computing, event streaming, and sensor IoT applications never before efficiently available over satellite. System intelligence and beamforming capabilities provide total flexibility to shape, moderate, route, shift and switch more up to 5,000 beams per satellite in real time to tailor and deliver bandwidth virtually anywhere.
O3b mPOWER delivers the industry’s most robust and comprehensive service level agreement (SLA) covering throughput, latency, and availability. Low-latency supported with MEO drives superior performance in critical cloud applications and a wide range of real-time, latency-sensitive communications for government agencies. O3b mPOWER is an inherently resilient, high-availability system, engineered with user performance requirements as the leading driver.
Unmatched throughput, low latency, and direct cloud access provide government users the ability to push their capabilities to the tactical edge, even in austere environments. Government customers leverage O3b mPOWER’s superior performance to create extraordinary end-user capability, higher levels of productivity, timely mission-ready operations and operational agility.