Participations in 5G initiatives
SaT5G (Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G) project, funded under the European Commission Horizon 2020 5G PPP Phase 2 programme. The successful integration of satellite capabilities within 5G was showcased by SES during a live demonstration at the EuCNC 2018 conference. Use case: satellite backhauling features and efficient edge delivery of multimedia content as a proof-of-concept for their integration into the 5G network.
SATis5 project funded under the ESA’s ARTES programme, building an end-to-end 5G integrated network Proof-of-Concept testbed for satellite-terrestrial integration into 5G. The testbed infrastructure comprises SES's fleet of GEO and MEO satellites, integrated with terrestrial networks and technologies. SES also hosts a SATis5 testbed node with prototypes of networks for satellite integration. First SATis5 live demonstration took place in November 2018 in Berlin, to showcase integration of satellite connectivity into a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) core network via a Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)-enabled 5G testbed. The demonstration also showed efficient edge delivery and network slicing of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC, Internet of Things) over satellite.
5G-VINNI (5G Verticals Innovation Infrastructure) project, funded under the European Commission Horizon 2020 5G PPP Phase 3 programme. SES is the first satellite operator to team up with the leading MNOs and mobile industry vendors to accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing an end-to-end facility that validates the performance of new 5G technologies by operating trials of advanced vertical sector services such as public safety, eHealth, shipping, transportation, media and entertainment, and automotive.