To have satellite included in the 5G roadmap of 3GPP, the ALIX consortium has carried out successfully the following 3GPP standardisation activities.
As part of the Release 15 (April 2017 – June 2018), it has led the development of
As part of the Release 16 (August 2018 – December 2019), it has led the development of
As part of the Release 17 (Jan 2020 – September 2021), it will lead the development of change requests as part of
Last, the project led the development in ETSI of
- TR 103.611 “Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Seamless integration of satellite and/or HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station) systems into 5G system and related architecture options” (Rapporteur: email@example.com)
In addition, the project has established a Satellite Standardisation Interest Group (SSIG) which gathers 38 participants (Airbus, Avanti, CNES, CTTC, Dish, DLR, ESA, Echostar, ESOA, ETRI, Eutelsat, Fraunhofer IIS, Fraunhofer Fokus, Gilat, iDirect, IIT-Hyderabad, Hispasat, HNS, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Ligado, MERCE, NBN, Newtec, NICT, Nomor Research, Reliance Jio, Satellite Application Catapult, Satixfy, SES, SnT, STMicroelectronics, Univ Luxembourg, Telesat, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space, TNO, Univ Bologna, Univ Roma, University of Surrey, Univ Napoli, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) of which most are 3GPP members, The SSIG is a platform where a broad range of stakeholders exchange information about such satellite-related standards activities, with the aim of improving mutual understanding and thus focus and effectiveness. The SSIG may also provide a platform to garner support from individual participants for specific actions they wish to pursue.