5G provides the ultimate opportunity for the satellite industry to break out of its niche and for satellite service providers to offer a much wider range of services, while enabling mobile and fiber operators to leverage satellite connectivity to expand their coverage areas and offload their networks through critical functionalities like multicasting, backhauling, and mobility access where satellite is a better access technology.
The 5G standard is an ambitious, game-changing effort to re-architect wireless networks, connecting the world in unimaginable ways. Mobile operators and telcos around the globe are busy innovating around this standard.
A key aspect − this standard mandates the convergence of all access technologies into a unified force. This will bring an acceleration of the integration of satellite and mainstream networks.