LEO Satellite Opportunities in Integration with 5G Networks

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2Q 2021 | IN-6115


Industry Players Explore 5G Capabilities from Space


Satellite platforms have always been an important part of the industry providing connectivity to areas which are not covered by terrestrial networks. As network operators roll out 5G networks, satellite and mobile network operators are finding ways to maximize the benefits provided by both technologies. An announcement from Lockheed Martin’s space division and satellite start-up, Omnispace, to explore delivery of 5G capability from space is one of the recent initiatives to enable users with seamless transition between the satellite and the terrestrial network. The two companies are aiming to provide direct to device capability, namely to deliver mobile communications capability form satellite directly to a standardized 5G base handset or terminal.

Satellite Advancements to Supplement 5G Networks


Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and newer Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites have been providing connectivity for homes, businesses, aviation, maritime, government, scientific research,…

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