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Participations in 5G initiatives

Written on 25 Feb 2019

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.

Written on 25 Feb 2019