CW TEC 2019

Non-Terrestrial & Hybrid Networks

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There are different initiatives underway to make satellite and other non-terrestrial networks as part of 5G. In addition, many different mobile operators have demonstrated compelling use-cases with drones, balloons and other aerostats. Other innovative approaches like European Aviation Network uses a hybrid-network using terrestrial network supported by a satellite connection as a backhaul for in-flight Wi-Fi. In addition to latency, what other challenges are stopping mass adoption of Non-terrestrial and Hybrid networks? What about advanced features like slicing, etc.?

Meet our industry experts

  • Andrew Palmer

    Consulting Director, CGI

  • Jaime Reed

    Director, Consulting, Space, Defence and Intelligence, CGI

  • Dr Yinan Qi

    Senior 5G Researcher, Samsung Electronics

  • Simon Watts

    Principal Consultant, Avanti Communications

Session Chaired by Andrew Palmer, Consulting Director, CGI

Jaime Reed, Director, Consulting, Space, Defence and Intelligence, CGI
Opportunities for blending terrestrial and satellite technologies
As satellites become more capable and affordable, they offer the prospect to create new service propositions and capabilities for ubiquitous connectivity. This talk will discuss some of the opportunities and the challenges to be overcome.

Dr Yinan Qi, Senior 5G Researcher, Samsung Electronics
Non-terrestrial Networks: Standardization in 5G NR

Description of the development and standardization of NTN in 5G NR

Simon Watts, Principal Consultant, Avanti Communications
Satellites and 5G: A satellite operator’s perspective

Avanti’s experience in 3G / 4G and its work in supporting satcom in 5G. An industry vision of satellite integration in to 5G and what may happen.

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