As previously communicated, Ovzon’s proprietary satellite Ovzon 3 has reached its orbital position in the geostationary arc. After a few weeks of final in-orbit testing, the satellite is now ready for commercial service.

The first delivery of SATCOM-as-a-Service from Ovzon 3 will be to the French government organization GIGN (Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) who will use the service with immediate effect to meet its advanced connectivity needs during the Summer Games 2024 in France.

The Ovzon 3 in-orbit tests are on schedule, and the satellite is now ready for commercial service. Moreover, the tests show that the performance and capability of the Ovzon 3 steerable beams meet requirements and even exceed the high set expectations, achieving an Ovzon T7 terminal industry leading throughput of 10 Mbps on uplink and 135 Mbps on downlink.

The Ovzon 3 satellite includes the Ovzon On-Board-Processor as well as five powerful steerable beams that can be used for maximized capacity in an equal number of geographical regions.

“This is a moment of great pride for our company. With the satellite now ready for commercial service, Ovzon is entering a new and exciting phase. Supporting the well-renowned French elite organization, GIGN throughout the Summer Games with Ovzon SATCOM-as-a-Service is not only a great honor but also the perfect first use-case. It is the ultimate demonstration of our commitment to our customers by connecting the world’s critical missions via satellite”, says Per Norén, CEO of Ovzon.