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5G direct access over satellite Back to Exhibitor Page

Satellites enable global connectivity and have the potential to improve 5G availability around the world. Among the applications that particularly benefit from a direct connection between satellites and user equipment (UEs) are, for example: efficient transmission of media content and software updates to many mobile devices simultaneously; sending of updates and alerts to vehicles with 5G modems; and fixed VSAT modems bringing broadband Internet to remote regions.
To make all this possible, we are working in 3GPP to integrate satellite connectivity into the 5G ecosystem. At MWC Barcelona 2021, we present system concepts for a hybrid 3GPP infrastructure comprising satellite and terrestrial infrastructure as well as prototypes for the 5G New Radio communication link over satellites.