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Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G

Objective

The introduction and global roll out of eMBB service within 5G raises coverage and network dimensioning issues in underserved and unserved areas, especially in low ARPU regions of emerging markets, and on mobile platforms (e.g. vessels and aircraft). Satcom systems are the only economic solution to address these scenarios provided that they are seamlessly integrated into the future 5G architecture and optimum efficiency is achieved via technological synergies between 5G mobile and satcom systems.

SaT5G will bring satcom into 5G by defining optimal satellite-based backhaul and traffic offloading solutions. It will research, develop and validate key 5G technologies in order to take the best value of satcom capabilities (e.g. multicast for content and VNF delivery, ubiquity and resiliency) and mitigate its inherent constraints (e.g. latency). It will identify novel business models and economically viable operational collaborations that integrate the satellite and terrestrial stakeholders in a win-win situation. SaT5G will validate, through specific research pillars, the required technology bricks that will enable the targeted markets to be addressed.

The project gathers key stakeholders from the global satcom industry partnering with MNOs, SMEs and research centres with the expertise from cellular network operation, architecture design, transmission, virtualisation, network management, business modelling, security, content multicast & caching. The SaT5G External Advisory Board involves MNOs, satellite and vertical stakeholders.

SaT5G will capitalise on and drive the standardisation effort initiated in 3GPP and ETSI since Q3 2015 by several consortium partners and Advisory Board members. A key feature of SaT5G is demonstrations of satellite integration in 5G network testbeds to validate the technology developed and scenarios. The project aims to be the main vector for defining the integration of satellite solutions for 5G in 3GPP.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS LTD
Address
Cobham House 20 Black Friars Lane
EC4V 6EB London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 729 812,61

Participants (15)

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 683 131,01
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 937 399,13
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SES TECHCOM SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 546 250
Address
Chateau De Betzdorf
6815 Betzdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 664 737,50
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EKINOPS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 459 143,75
Address
13 Avenue Morane Saulnier Le Chavez
78140 Velizy-villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 411 000
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 641
Address
Newgate Street 81
EC1A 7AJ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TriaGnoSys GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 556 450
Address
Argelsrieder Feld 22
82234 Wessling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BROADPEAK
France
EU contribution
€ 462 562,50
Address
80, Avenue Des Buttes De Coesmes
35700 Rennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 490 125
Address
Yegia Kapayim Street 21
49130 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ST ENGINEERING IDIRECT (IRELAND) LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 653 750
Address
6Th Floor South Bank House Barrow Street
4 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 307 000
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 377 187,50
Address
Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 468 000
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUORTUS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 275 312,50
Address
Building A Riverside Way
GU15 3YL Camberley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)