5G and 6G are the next two generations of cellular connectivity and the next big leap forward for terrestrial and satellite telecommunications.
They will allow us to be connected to everything, everywhere, at any time and nearly any speed. Satellites and space technologies are instrumental to build and operate such future 5G and 6G networks. They offer unique advantages in terms of security, resilience, coverage, and mobility; they remain the only way to make 5G and 6G available everywhere, accessible to enterprises and citizens all across Europe. ESA`s strategic programme line Space for 5G & 6G demonstrates the essential nature of satellites for 5G and 6G. It sets the standards and frameworks for hybrid and downstream interoperability, as well as the base for integrating terrestrial networks with satellites.
We build innovation hubs and testbeds for 5G and 6G pilots and trials.
We draw technology and product roadmaps; we support and foster the development of integrated value-added applications and services. Space for 5G & 6G:
We help overcome the digital divide.
We connect Europe.
News and Events
In the upcoming Announcement of Opportunity economic operators are invited to propose a Demonstration Project addressing the theme of:
Space for Smart and Uncrewed Shipping: downstream services enabled by 5G and advanced positioning,…
A centre for innovation that will showcase how space can enable future generations of telecommunications and connected applications is being developed.
The current opportunity “Space and 5G convergence: Transport & Logistics” is open for companies to submit ideas for demonstration projects focusing on the development and pilot of sustainable downstream services addressing UK Government’s…
The world space market is undergoing a deep transformation fuelled by the digitalisation of the economy and society. At the same time, many governments recognise the growing strategic importance of space.
10th FOKUS FUSECO FORUM: 5G Reality Check: State Of Play In 5G Technologies, Applications & How To Start With 5G
Invitations issued for full paper submission December 2019
Connecting people and machines to everything, everywhere and at all times through 5G networks promises to transform society.
The 2019 IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF’19) aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards 5G, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research,…
ISAECT2019 is a forum for engineers, scientists & researchers to present their recent works and developments in Information and Communication Technologies, Smart Systems, and Electrical Engineering. Deadline for papers: July 10,…
A slew of demonstrations showing off 5G’s capabilities took place in Barcelona this week, thanks to satellites.
ESA’s first live demonstration of 5G by satellite began last week, as an ingenious set-up of European space and ground nodes showed a crowd in Berlin how it can help connect devices in the much-lauded ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).
The 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signalled their intent to work together to enable new and innovative 5G solutions and services in support of European industry and the 5G vertical markets.