Satellite is 5G
With the increasing density of communication networks and the very high dynamicity of the communication environment doubled by the increasing number of available low orbit satellite networks, satellite communication is now taking a decisive step for the deep integration within the 5G systems.
The demonstrator will showcase a software core network with satellite backhaul, including a set of specific optimizations which are expected from the satellite equipment provider community as well as from the software providers of telecom components. With this 5G ready satellite platform, different use cases can be deployed in the area of dedicated IoT networks as well as in the area of multimedia distribution and highly distributed networks.
The demonstration represents an extension of the ESA ARTES 1 study “Satcom integration with LTE-based core network emulator – SATINET” demonstrator, contract no. ESA 4000111941/15/NL/EM. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.