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Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G

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.
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AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS LTD

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Cobham House 20 Black Friars Lane
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Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 729 812,50

Participants (15)

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THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 761 936,25

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 758 593,75

SES TECHCOM SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 546 250

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 664 737,50

EKINOPS FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 459 143,75

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 411 000

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 394 641,25

TriaGnoSys GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 556 450

BROADPEAK

France

EU Contribution

€ 462 562,50

GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 490 125

VT IDIRECT SOLUTIONS LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 653 750

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 307 000

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 377 187,50

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 468 000

QUORTUS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 275 312,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761413

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 316 502,50

  • EU contribution

    € 8 316 502,50

Coordinated by:

AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS LTD

United Kingdom