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The impact of the SATCOM Catalyst on connectivity

The SATCOM market demands cohesion across different satellite fleet operators, distribution partners, and end customers. Spearheading this transformation is a visionary initiative, the SATCOM Catalyst, powered by TM Forum, SES, Airbus and Oneweb with alvatross playing a pivotal role in driving innovation within SATCOM management systems.
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July 27, 2023
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In the dynamic world of communications, seamless interoperability has become the cornerstone of success. The SATCOM market demands cohesion across different satellite fleet operators, distribution partners, and end customers. As the industry races towards enhanced connectivity, the need for standardized architecture models and Open API standards has never been more pronounced. Spearheading this transformation is a visionary initiative, the SATCOM Catalyst, powered by TM Forum, SES, Airbus and Oneweb with alvatross playing a pivotal role in driving innovation within SATCOM management systems.  

At its core, this Catalyst addresses the pressing need for unified standards and more collaboration among SATCOM stakeholders. It seeks to establish standardized architecture models that streamline development efforts and liberate the industry from vendor lock-ins, ushering in a new era of interoperability and standardization.

The pursuit of unified connectivity

Embracing a shared vision, the catalyst focuses on unifying the diverse data models prevalent across SATCOM systems. By introducing a common language and a unified data model this initiative aims to create a seamless flow of information and foster streamlined integration among different SATCOM entities.  

At the beginning of the year, the SATCOM Catalyst set sail. Since the project’s inception, alvatross has remained a steadfast ally of change and an instrumental participant of the project to propel the industry to new horizons of innovation and collaboration. Today, we are proud to share that our efforts have borne fruit, and the project is reaching an exciting milestone. We are now preparing the groundwork to implement our catalog-driven approach so we can deploy and test our concept: turning our vision into reality.

Alvatross’ contribution

At the core of alvatross’ vision lies the concept of a unified enterprise catalog. By introducing this game-changing model, alvatross simplifies and streamlines product management and service offerings across the entire SATCOM ecosystem. Unified data models, standardized product information, and consistent service definitions from the backbone of this catalog-driven approach.  

Another key aspect of our contribution is the provision of cutting-edge standardized Open APIs. These essential application programming interfaces facilitate seamless interactions in all sorts of industries. By bridging the gap and breaking down silos, we will empower stakeholders to effortlessly exchange data and engage in real-time communication.  

And, as the SATCOM industry experiences exponential growth, the need for seamless order processing and activation becomes incredibly important. That is why alvatross is at the forefront of this critical development within the project, leading the way with our cloud-native Order Manager solution.  

In other words. We are reaching an important milestone for the SATCOM market, as companies will be able to benefit from the already-known business benefits that Communications Service Providers have enjoyed for years:

  • Accelerated innovation: Unified data models enable SATCOM operators to swiftly introduce new services, products, technologies, etc.
  • Enhanced collaboration: With a shared understanding of data, collaboration between operators, distribution partners, and end customers becomes frictionless.
  • Efficient resource utilization: It reduces redundancies and eliminates data silos, leading to optimized resource allocation and cost-effective operations.  

Final note

The progress thus far has been highly promising. The synergy of collaboration and progress fills the air, and the SATCOM Catalyst continues to propel towards an exciting and transformative destination for the SATCOM industry.  

Embracing these innovations, the SATCOM market would stand to gain significant business benefits, from increased agility and operational efficiency to expanded market reach and improved customer experiences. The SATCOM industry is stepping into a new era of connectivity, paving the way for a future where limitless possibilities are just a satellite transmission away.  

We will be showcasing our proposition at DTW 2023. You are more than welcome to join us. Let’s connect and exchange ideas to shape the future of SATCOM.  

Exciting times ahead!

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