5G satellite network performance modelled

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Omnispace and GateHouse Satcom, a leading software developer for the satellite communication industry, have successfully modelled the performance of 5G NR non-terrestrial network (NTN) waveform in a non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) environment.

The Omnispace 5G NTN system, operating in low-earth orbit (LEO), will seamlessly integrate with terrestrial networks to deliver a ubiquitous connected experience for commercial 5G smartphones and IoT devices globally. The Omnispace network will utilize the company’s 2 GHz spectrum allocation and operate in 3GPP standard band n256, identified for NTN operation.

Omnispace is building a global NGSO network, compliant with 3GPP-defined mobile standards, making it possible to deliver uninterrupted 5G connectivity directly to an ecosystem of mobile devices, applications, and OEM equipment, around the globe.  

“Omnispace recognizes that companies, people and assets increasingly require seamless, real-time connectivity no matter where they might be. We have achieved this key milestone, through our work with GateHouse,” said Brian Pemberton, Chief Commercial Officer, Omnispace. “Successfully modelling the performance of 5G NR in a non-terrestrial network environment will assist us in optimizing our network architecture and the payload design for our next generation constellation. This achievement provides a preview of what’s to come and demonstrates that our vision of delivering 5G connectivity direct-to-devices everywhere is possible.”

“GateHouse SatCom has helped to orchestrate this ‘first’ on behalf of Omnispace, and for those looking for a seamless 5G communications experience everywhere. The world’s first truly global 5G network, operating as a 5G NR NTN, will ultimately benefit those looking to achieve one universal connected experience for the global enterprise, consumer or IoT device,” said Thomas S. Jensen, CEO, GateHouse SatCom.

3GPP Release 17 establishes a global standard for interoperability of devices between terrestrial and NTN networks. The standard is expected to be adopted by device manufacturers and mobile operators to extend the reach of fifth generation networks and enable expansion into new applications and regions. 


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