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To live with the benefits
of SPACE based technologies,
we need to get things right

here on the GROUND

Something new is happening
A new movement of innovation
From the ground segment
This is New Ground

is about unique ideas,
transformative technologies
and impactful collaboration.

UNIQUE IDEAS

New Ground will explore and advance the unique domain, ideas, ambitions, and technologies that represent the ground segment. Focusing on open standards to fast track innovations and enable global mobile communication systems, while continuing to innovate on the ground segment’s core capabilities.

TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

New Ground will pioneer a fully digitized and virtualized ground infrastructure transforming the economics, engagement models, and technologies that will rapidly expand the accessibility of satellite communications around the world. Technologies developed around a broader ecosystem will accelerate the transformation of our global connectivity fabric.

IMPACTFUL COLLABORATIONS

New Ground is also a broader spirit of innovation and focused collaboration. Collaboration across the entire ecosystem inspired by a new spirit of innovation embracing everything new space, new ground, telco and IT can bring to the future of connectivity.
Impactful collaboration is about partnerships with our customers, jointly tackling key challenges and working as one team to unlock new opportunities. Impactful collaboration is built on sharing goals, knowledge, skills and experience and ultimately, sharing success.



GROUND SEGMENT
must play a unifying role

It is not just about throughput or efficiency anymore, but about the need of a more active, collaborative, and coordinated industry approach.

Interoperability standards, orchestration and virtualization will bring together satellite, terrestrial and wireless solutions, enabling innovations for unprecedented service agility.


We see
3 ECO-SYSTEMS
converging today

These changes in how things are connected, and the convergence of access technologies have huge implications for the satellite sector – in terms of ground segment as well as space segment.

Both are moving away from standalone networks, configured more or less independently from other terrestrial networks. What we see now is a shift for satellite to blend in seamlessly with every other type of access technology to create full interoperability within end-to-end converged networks like 5G.

PROBABLY THE LARGEST TRANSFORMATION IN
SATELLITE HISTORY

• From GEO to VHTS GEO/MEO/LEO/HEO
• From 20 GBPS capacity to terabit level constellations
• From static beams to dynamic beams
• From bespoke payloads to standardized/programmable payloads

MAJOR
TRANSFORMATION
IN TELCO HISTORY

• To a master 5G platform
• Convergence of all access technologies
• Automation, virtualization, orchestration
• Scale, capacity and performance

GROUND INFRASTRUCTURE MUST PLAY A UNIFYING ROLE

• From software-defined satellites to software-defined networks
• From stand-alone networks to integrated ecosystems
• From appliances to virtual infrastructure
• From configuration to orchestrated service delivery



INNOVATION ENABLERS

Virtualization, Standardization
and Orchestration are
the key building blocks
for convergence and
interoperability