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SES, Amdocs deliver satellite-first ONAP – a virtual evolution

By becoming the world’s first satellite fleet operator to embrace ONAP (Open Network Automation Protocol), SES has reaffirmed its growing commitment to mobile connectivity as the company seeks to offset its waning video business. Naturally, SES doesn’t want anyone to interpret the move in such a way, yet the initiative could prove crucial in delivering next-generation video around the globe as service providers migrate to virtualized network functions. SES has teamed with Amdocs to develop a standards-based network automation platform built on the aforementioned open source initiative ONAP, driven by AT&T, marking the start of an ambitious cloud virtualization project – setting the bar for the satellite community. Amdocs’ network function virtualization (NFV) technologies, hosted on Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure,…

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