European Space Agency

Space for 5G

The future communications system referred to as 5G represents far more than just the next generation of terrestrial mobile services. It will drive a convergence of fixed and mobile services, introduce a new set of technologies and standards, create a network of networks and facilitate communications between everyone and everything, whilst focusing on some key vertical markets.

News and Events

News and Events

  • SatNEx IV

    Since 2009, ESA has led SatNEx activities. SatNEx IV is jointly sponsored by ESA Technical Directorate and Telecommunications ARTES Future Preparation. The annual budget (~300,000 €) provides funding for - 85% Technical activities : 4-6 Work Items per year - 5% Dissemination and Training (Lectures and Summer Schools) - 5% Visiting...

  • SATis5

    SATis5 aims to build a large-scale real-time live end-to-end 5G integrated satellite terrestrial network proof-of-concept testbed. The demonstrator testbed implements, deploys and evaluates an integrated satellite-terrestrial 5G network, showcasing the benefits of the satellite integration with the terrestrial infrastructures as part of a...


    This activity focuses on the system use cases and system gain analysis as well as the demonstration of content distribution in the form of the digital broadcasting of content via high throughput satellites in the future. For one this is the integration of digital broadcasting services in the context of high throughput satellite systems as well as...


  • Maria Guta
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA/ESTEC Keplerlaan 1 P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 3392
    • +31 (0)71 565 4093
  • Antonio Franchi
    • ARTES contact
    • ECSAT, Fermi Avenue, Harwell Campus,
      OX11 0FD , Didcot, Oxfordshire
    • 01235444381