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  • 5G and Space for Societies Workshop

    21 Nov 2018, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

    ESA Business Applications will host a workshop to showcase the impact that the integration of 5G and space can make to societies, offering a platform where Industry, Institutions, local communities, representatives of vertical sectors and National Delegations can be informed and discuss planned new initiatives.

  • Integration of Non-Terrestrial Solutions in the 5G Standardisation Roadmap

    The focal point for the development of mobile systems beyond 3G has become the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).The decisions reached during the last 3GPP plenary meeting in La Jolla (San Diego, US) pave the way for the successful integration of satellites in 5G. 

  • ESA's Satellite for 5G Initiative - Guidelines to submit proposals for Product Development, Demonstrations & Vertical Pilots

    ESA now welcomes unsolicited proposal submissions covering the whole product development life cycle. 

  • Space Technology to drive Autonomous Ships

    ESA Director General Jan Wörner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-controlled ships.

  • European Roadmap for Satellite 5G Trials

    5G is expected to bring a revolution in telecommunications; and a coordinated, Pan-European approach to trials is essential if Europe is to achieve leadership in 5G technology, network deployment and penetration of 5G services in key vertical markets.

  • ESA LIVE TESTBED FOR SATELLITE-TERRESTRIAL INTEGRATION IN THE CONTEXT OF 5G

    PARTNERS: EURESCOM, FRAUNHOFER FOKUS, FRAUNHOFER IIS, NEWTEC, SES, TU BERLIN, UNIVERSITÄT DER BUNDESWEHR

    The SATis5 testbed will implement, deploy and evaluate an integrated satellite-terrestrial 5G network, showcasing the benefits of the satellite integration with the terrestrial infrastructures in order to increase the trust in the newly developed 5G technologies and to foster their adoption.

  • Signing up for Satellite-5G convergence

    The on-going development of 5th Generation (5G) communication networks provides a unique opportunity for a seamless integration of satellites with terrestrial networks, an opportunity that the space industry should capitalise on by working closely with the terrestrial sector in areas of mutual interest, such as interoperability, network orchestration and spectrum use.

  • ESA/ESPI conference on ‘Space and Satcom for 5G

    Conference: 27 - 28 June, Brussels (Belgium)

    ESA and ESPI are co-organizing the conference "Space and SATCOM for 5G: European Transport and Connected Mobility", which will take place in Brussels on 27 - 28 June 2017.

  • 5G Round Table – ESA and Space Industry preparing a European Solution

    A recent event organised by ESA focussed on role satcoms will play in the realisation of 5G networks.

  • New ARTES-funded whitepaper looks at the role of satcoms in the 5G context

    21 September 2016 – A new whitepaper, Assessing satellite-terrestrial integration opportunities in the 5G environment, prepared with the support of ESA through the ARTES programme, is now available for download.