As more people in more places connect for work, entertainment, social communication, and education, they’re increasingly using mobile phones, tablets, and other easy-to-carry devices. In tandem, developing nations continue to come online in significant numbers.
The expectations placed on mobile network operators have never been higher, and the competition has never been so fierce. While this surge in demand will create challenges for mobile network operators, it will also create massive opportunity to expand mobile networks with the help of satellite.
5G technologies will be one of the primary enablers of growing connectivity applications in the future. NSR estimates that 5G-differentiated applications, such as 5G backhaul and hybrid networks, will generate close to one-third of net satellite capacity revenue growth in backhaul over the next ten years. This is due in part to the fact that 5G backhaul capacity demand will consume four to five times the bandwidth of a 4G site, according to NSR.
At ST Engineering iDirect, we’re preparing for both the impacts and opportunity that 5G will bring. We have participated in several successful milestone demonstrations providing proof-of-concepts for the integration of satellites into a 5G. Over the past 12 months we have expanded our participation in global initiatives to prove the value that satellite connectivity can bring to a 5G network model. We teamed up with key SaT5G and Satis5 consortium members to demo high-speed video streaming over a 5G multi-link satellite and terrestrial networks, as well as Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and IoT applications. Meanwhile, ST Engineering iDirect also played a key role in the world’s first demonstration of 5G backhaul over a LEO satellite with global satellite operator, Telesat, Vodafone and other partners.
In just a few years, connectivity will look drastically different than it does today. Mobile networks will be responsible for delivering huge amounts of content for a variety of applications. To learn more about how you can help power this more connected future, register for our webinar with Via Satellite on “Changing the Landscape of Satellite and Cellular Backhaul.”
In this webinar, we’ll cover:
- How mobile network operators and service providers can use satellite cellular backhaul networks to further expand their reach by building and adapting their infrastructure and satellite network according to individual business models
- Which solutions are best suited for rural connectivity, emergency response and even OTT networks
- How to best prepare for upcoming 5G network applications
- And much more!
The webinar will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST.