The objective of the project was to identify the best potential opportunities for European satellite service providers to engage in service delivery over integrated satellite and terrestrial networks by answering the following questions:
The study served:
The project started on 1st November 2012.
A TNDS review took place after month 5 of the project, and assessed Technical Note TN1: Service Requirements Definition and Technical Note TN2: Deployment scenarios for terrestrial networks.
An ISD review took place after month 7 of the project, and will assess Technical Note TN3: Satellite and terrestrial networks integration.
After the detailed definition of satellite/terrestrial networks integration a workshop was performed.
All the tasks as prescribed were completed. More specifically, the study provided a detailed overview of current usage trends of communications technologies; an analysis of service delivery solutions by terrestrial providers; critically reviewed 11 promising scenarios for satellite-terrestrial integration for service delivery and selected 5 for further analysis; analysed and benchmarked selected integrated approaches.
Community feedback on the scenarios was collected at the launch event of the joint European Technology Platform NetWorld2020 in October 2013.
Some of the key findings of the study have been presented at ASMS/SPSC 2014 in the special session “Internet-Centric Networking for Satellite/Terrestrial Integrated Systems” (Advanced Topics in Service Delivery Over Integrated Satellite Terrestrial Networks by Kapovits, Adam; Covaci, Stefan; Siris, Vasilios A.; Ververidis, Christopher N.; Guta, Maria; and Business Interoperability Framework for Integrated Terrestrial Satellite Networks by Aliu, Osianoh Glenn; Watts, Simon; Kapovits, Adam)
The Executive Summary and the Final Report of the project are provided to ESTEC and are available on request.
The Final Presentation will be given at ESTEC, on 14th January 2015.