The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a prototype mini system (gateway and terminal) capable of providing satellite backhauling services for future NB-IoT.
Targeted Improvements:Enables new satellite communication services forbackhaulingM2M and Internet-of-Things communications.
Description:Many terrestrial M2M/IoT needs are currently served with so-called LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Networks). It is however expected that the recently approved 3GPP NB-IoT standard will trigger a large-scale deployment of M2M/IoT networks using this standard, both by the incumbents and new terrestrial carriers.
Similar to the current 2G/3G/4G-backhaul - which is a significant market for satcom industry - there is a market expected for backhauling of NB-IoT networks especially for emerging countries and rural areas with low terrestrial network connectivity.
This activity aims at analysingthe latest satellite backhauling technologies and standards to design, develop and test a prototype mini system (gateway and terminal) at baseband digital level capable of providing satellite backhauling services for future NB-IoT.
The expected deliverables are: