European Space Agency

Space for 5G

The future communications system referred to as 5G represents far more than just the next generation of terrestrial mobile services. It will drive a convergence of fixed and mobile services, introduce a new set of technologies and standards, create a network of networks and facilitate communications between everyone and everything, whilst focusing on some key vertical markets.

News and Events

News and Events

  • Emulator of Satellite-Terrestrial 5G Radio...

    With user links in High-Throughput Satellites reaching 500+Mbaud symbol rates and new spectrum allocation for terrestrial 5G in Ka-band, user terminals can support both satellite and terrestrial carriers. The Hybrid Channel Emulator (HCE) allows users to validate the performance of such terminals in a lab environment, by emulating synchronized...

  • SatNEx IV

    SatNEx IV activities aim to study medium/long term directions of satellite telecommunication systems for any of the commercial or institutional applications that can be considered appealing by key players but still not mature enough for attracting industry or initiating dedicated ESA R&D activities.

  • SATis5

    SATis5 aims to build a large-scale real-time live end-to-end 5G integrated satellite terrestrial network proof-of-concept testbed. The demonstrator testbed implements, deploys and evaluates an integrated satellite-terrestrial 5G network, showcasing the benefits of the satellite integration with the terrestrial infrastructures as part of a...

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