OTE’s Satellite Teleport in Thermopylae selected by SES as an O3b mPOWER Gateway to provide connectivity
- 10-year contract for integrated satellite services by OTE: interconnection between satellites and ground, 24-hour support & management of satellite infrastructure
30 March 2021
The OTE Group’s Satellite Teleport in Thermopylae was selected via an international tender by leading content connectivity satellite-based solutions provider, SES, as a Gateway site for its O3b mPOWER system, enabling the delivery of connectivity services to underserved and under-connected regions across the globe. Leveraging its satellite infrastructure and considerable know-how, OTE Group will provide SES with integrated Gateway services for the interconnection between satellites and the ground segment, 24-hour support and management of satellite ground infrastructure under a 10-year contract.
For the needs of the project, OTE Group prepared the appropriate infrastructure in Thermopylae in record time, successfully mitigating the challenges of the pandemic. SES will subsequently install satellite antennae and equipment that form the ground network-gateway, to communicate with its O3b mPOWER constellation that operates in the medium earth orbit. The data will be transmitted via the Gateway installation to and from the satellites, with the data rapidly reaching the terminals of telecommunications providers across parts of the globe.
“With our O3b mPOWER satellites under construction and scheduled for launch later this year, the SES team has been working hard to ready an automated and intelligence-powered ground infrastructure. Having worked with OTE in the past, we have confidence in their expertise and look forward to delivering low-latency managed services from Mbps up to multiple Gbps worldwide,” said Stewart Sanders, SES’s Executive Vice President of Technology and O3b mPOWER programme manager.
OTE Group’s Corporate Customers Sales Director, Mr. Dimitris Nonas noted: “In COSMOTE, we use technology in order to provide our customers with specialized solutions and services that meet their needs. With advanced know-how and state-of-the-art satellite teleport infrastructure in Thermopylae and Nemea, OTE Group is a partner of choice for major satellite service providers around the world. It is our pleasure that one of the largest companies in the field, SES, has entrusted us with such a demanding project. With technology, we create a better world for all.”