The road ahead for satellite based Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN)

Presented by Reiner Stuhlfauth, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz Yvonne Weitsch, Market Segment Manager Satellite, Rohde & Schwarz Thomas Scott Jensen, Senior Vice President, Gatehouse

With the latest development from 3GPP to define the standards for Non -Terrestrial Networks (NTN), the vision of ubiquitous communication networks, including satellite and airborne, can become a reality. Satellites from LEO to GEO or airborne base stations (HAPS) can be launched and connected to terrestrial ground stations in a feasible way. Radio technologies like beamforming and 5G numerologies support a reliable connection from mobile devices to stations in high altitudes.

In this webinar, experts from Rohde & Schwarz and GateHouse will take a closer look at the current status of how non-terrestrial networks are treated in the 3GPP standardization, especially in Rel. 17.

You will also learn about:

  • The technical challenges in 3GPP standardization
  • The impact of the 3GPP 5G specification work, and how it is anticipated to influence future connectivity
  • Market potential for 5G NB-IoT NTN solutions