Objectives

The project vision is to develop a cost effective “plug and play” satcom solution for 5G to enable telcos and network vendors to accelerate 5G deployment across all geographies and at the same time create new and growing market opportunities for satcom industry stakeholders.

The six principal project objectives are:

Leverage relevant on going 5G and satellite research activities to assess and define solutions integrating satellite into the 5G network architecture;

Develop the commercial value propositions for satellite based network solutions for 5G;

Define and develop key technical enablers for the identified research challenges;

Validate key technical enablers in a lab test environment;

Demonstrate selected features and use cases;

Contribute to the standardisation at 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) of the features enabling the integration of satcom solutions in 5G.