August 5, 2019 – SES will create an open, standards-based network automation and service orchestration platform, built on Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) and powered by Amdocs’ network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. With today’s announcement, SES is the first satellite network solutions provider to adopt ONAP, an open software platform designed for orchestrating the creation and delivery of new services in an automated operational environment. SES is implementing ONAP with Amdocs on Microsoft Azure, the industry’s scalable and flexible cloud services platform supported by Microsoft’s expansive global network. With ONAP operating on Azure, SES can extend network services and activate virtualised network functions quickly and at scale, accelerating time-to-market and improving service agility for customers anywhere on the globe. In addition, SES is partnering with Amdocs, a leader in developing and integrating ONAP solutions on Microsoft Azure. Together, Amdocs and Microsoft represent best-in-class ecosystem partners to deploy open, cloud-based network automation and orchestration.