BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 19
BY Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Republican Center for Space Communications (RCSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SES, the leading global content connectivity solutions provider to accelerating the Digital Kazakhstan project, Trend reports citing the SES company.
The MoU was signed to explore service agreements for satellite-enabled, high-speed connectivity services using SES’s O3b mPOWER communications system in Kazakhstan.
Under this memorandum of understanding, RCSC will explore utilizing SES’s next-generation, high-performance, low-latency constellation scheduled to launch in Q3 2021.
Located at 8,000 kilometers away from the Earth’s surface in a medium earth orbit (MEO), the fully-funded O3b mPOWER system will provide global coverage with as few as six satellites, and will ramp capacity with its current plan of 11 satellites. The system is capable of delivering dedicated services at multiple gigabits per second with unprecedented flexibility and resiliency, ensuring constant, efficient usage of bandwidth.
The parties will also explore creating an in-country gateway for O3b mPOWER. SES has committed to knowledge transfer programs to advance the digital transformation process of enterprise and government sectors in Kazakhstan. SES has also established a local presence in Kazakhstan as of last year and will be making a direct in-country investment.
In addition, RCSC and SES will also look into using O3b mPOWER services for other Central Asian countries with ubiquitous broadband access to the Internet.
O3b mPOWER is built upon the success of SES’s current generation of O3b system which has been operational since 2014. Today the O3b system remains the only commercially proven non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) constellation preferred by leading telco and mobile operators, governments, maritime, mining, oil, and gas companies due to the robust ground infrastructure developed by SES and its technology partners.
In addition, SES has also conducted a demo on the current O3b constellation in Saryagash in central Kazakhstan where it provided 730 megabits per second to a local mobile tower, enabling the delivery of carrier-grade low-latency Wi-Fi services in the region.
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