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SES, Microsoft link for virtualised Cloud

SES and Microsoft have extended their existing agreement and which will see a new initiative designed to make the satellite industry more responsive to evolving customer needs through cloud-native service delivery architectures that are more open, virtualised and programmable. Called the Satellite Communications Virtualisation Programme, the effort will focus on creating fully-virtualised satcom ground network […]

September 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat links with Microsoft on 5G/LTE projects

Intelsat has successfully demonstrated a private cellular network with Microsoft Azure’s Private Multi-Access Edge Compute and FlexEnterprise, Intelsat’s satellite-based global connectivity service. Held at Intelsat’s office in McLean, VA, the demonstration successfully establishes a reference architecture for deploying secure, high-performance private LTE and 5G networks and other cloud services over satellite networks to enterprise locations […]

February 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Tigo Business announces CCoE in collaboration with Microsoft

Tigo Business, a unit of Millicom dedicated to business customers, has announced the first Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) in the Central American region in collaboration with Microsoft. The new CCoE will accelerate cloud adoption across hybrid or cloud-native solutions, as well as innovation and migration efforts, lower the overall cost of digital transformation, and […]

January 20, 2022

More satellites from O3b in 2022

SES is just a few weeks away from launching its next – and significantly more powerful – batch of O3b satellites. SES is anticipating the launch of three new satellites in Q1 to join the existing O3b fleet of Medium Earth orbiting (MEO) craft. The second batch of another three will launch in Q2. These […]

January 11, 2022

SES unveils O3b mPower satellites; Microsoft deal

SES and Boeing showcased the O3b ‘second generation’ of mPower satellites in a virtual unveiling event direct from El Segundo, California on August 17th. Boeing is building 11 of the O3b mPower craft. They will operate at 8000 kms over the Earth. SES CEO Steve Collar told journalists that the first three O3b mPower satellites […]

August 18, 2021By Chris Forrester

Unified Origin software available in Microsoft Azure

Unified Streaming, a specialist in smart video streaming technologies, has announced the general availability of its Unified Origin software on Microsoft Azure, making it easier for many online broadcasters and video providers to launch OTT services. Unified Origin via the Azure marketplace provides the broadcast-grade capabilities of Unified Origin in a more flexible and cost-effective […]

August 4, 2021

Haivision announces general availability of Haivision Hub

Haivision, a global provider of mission-critical, real-time video streaming and networking solutions, has announced that Haivision Hub, a global video networking service, is now generally available. Haivision Hub has been adopted by several broadcasters and global organizations, including Eurovision Sport at EBU (see recent announcement), Microsoft Studios, Times Network, the United States Department of Veterans […]

June 8, 2021

Microsoft acquires Nuance for $20bn

Microsoft is set to acquire Nuance, an AI tech firm best known for helping to develop Apple’s Siri speech recognition software, in a transaction valued at $19.7 billion (€16.5bn). Mark Benjamin will remain CEO of Nuance, reporting to Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud & AI at Microsoft. The transaction is intended to close […]

April 13, 2021

Firstlight Media’s OTT platform to support Struum

Firstlight Media is collaborating with one of the television industry’s newest OTT service, Struum, to deploy their new cloud-native streaming platform that is built on revolutionary Gen 5 architecture. As part of a longstanding development relationship, Firstlight Media will leverage Microsoft Azure’s hyperscale cloud platform and its own microservices-based architecture to create for Struum an […]

January 7, 2021