Intelsat’s New Unifying Network Will Integrate OpenSpace to Enable Dynamic Delivery and Management of Carrier-Grade Orchestrated Services
SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading provider of national security solutions, today announced that its OpenSpace™ platform has been selected by Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest satellite services company, as a key component to unify the operations of its ground and space systems into its next-generation network.
Intelsat’s next-generation network will combine the latest space, ground and cloud technologies to deliver robust, dynamic and flexible services to their customers. To achieve these goals, Intelsat needs dynamic, standards-based software-defined platforms that can quickly adapt to changes at the spatial layer to deliver services where and when they are needed and support migration to 5G technologies.
Kratos’ OpenSpace Platform is the first and only software-defined satellite ground system. Fully virtualized and orchestrated, and based on widely accepted industry standards, OpenSpace enables scalable deployment in an elastic, cloud-agnostic environment. With the OpenSpace platform, Intelsat will be able to instantiate carrier-grade services in minutes instead of the weeks or even months typically required with traditional hardware-based terrestrial systems, enabling its customers to rapidly deploy Services and to make changes to the Services to meet changing user needs. .
With OpenSpace, signal processing runs in software and all services can be deployed at scale on off-the-shelf generic computers without the need for additional hardware acceleration such as Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) or Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The platform will also support 5G NTN capabilities once the new standard is established. As a result, Intelsat will achieve significant economies of scale within its global SDN infrastructure while significantly reducing the overall lifecycle cost of custom hardware.
“We chose OpenSpace because of its ability to support our goals of improving service availability, responsiveness and flexibility for our customers, ” commented Carmel Ortiz, vice president of systems innovation at Intelsat. “OpenSpace’s standards-based virtualized solution maximizes our ability to apply best practices to orchestrate and automate services.”
“We’ve been working closely with Intelsat engineers and executives to see that the OpenSpace platform will meet the capabilities of their new software-defined networking (SDN),” said Michael Smith, SVP of Global Sales for Kratos’ Space Division. “This involves thinking about new features and applications for the future that will help Intelsat smoothly expand the scale of its network and the breadth of its service offerings. As a software-defined system , this kind of adaptability is natively built into the OpenSpace platform architecture and can be leveraged quickly and cost-effectively as new opportunities arise.”
Kratos’ The OpenSpace family of solutions enables the digital transformation of satellite ground systems to become a more dynamic and powerful part of the space network. The family consists of three product lines: OpenSpace SpectralNet for converting satellite RF signals for use in digital environments; OpenSpace quantum products, which are virtual versions of traditional hardware components; and the OpenSpace platform, the first commercially available, fully orchestrated, software-defined ground system. These three OpenSpace lines allow satellite operators and other service providers to implement digital operations at their own pace and in ways that meet their unique mission objectives and business models. For more information on the OpenSpace family, visit: https://www.KratosDefense.com/OpenSpace.
About Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) develops and markets transformative and affordable technologies, platforms and systems for U.S. national security customers, allies and commercial enterprises. Kratos is changing the way advanced technologies for these industries are brought to market quickly through proven business and venture capital approaches, including proactive research and streamlined development processes. At Kratos, affordability is technology and we specialize in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cybersecurity/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training, combat and the development of next-generation turbojets and turbofans. For more information, visit www.KratosDefense.com.
As the founding architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the most reliable satellite telecommunications network in the world. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is building the future of global communications with the world’s first hybrid, multi-orbit, software-defined 5G network, designed for simple, seamless, and secure coverage precisely when and where our customers need it most. need. Follow the leader in global connectivity and “Imagine Here,” with us, at Intelsat.com.
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