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Iridium unveils Project Stardust

Voice and data satellite communications provider Iridium has unveiled Project Stardust, the evolution of its direct-to-device (D2D) strategy with 3GPP 5G standards-based Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) Non-Terrestrial Network (NB-NTN) service development. As a new standards-based solution, it will be deployed on Iridium’s existing satellite network giving the company a unique ability to offer both high-quality […]

January 10, 2024

5G Americas updates 5G NTN advice

Satellites can enhance 5G networks by solving coverage and challenging use cases beyond ground-based infrastructure, according to trade body 5G Americas, which has released its Update on 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks, covering  current developments in the growth of partnerships and technologies relating to non-terrestrial network integration with 5G networks, building on a previous whitepaper on this […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: 5G NTN-mobile revenues at $18bn by 2031

The growing convergence of satellite technology and cellular smartphones has been made possible by integrating Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) connectivity into the 5G cellular ecosystem, as introduced in 3GPP Release-17. According to technology intelligence firm ABI Research, the NTN-Mobile segment has the potential to reach a market value of at least $18 billion (€16.5bn), with up […]

July 7, 2023

Report: European FMC takes root

A report from wireless market analyst firm Mobile Experts breaking down the details of Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) in Europe has found that telcos are forging ahead with converging their wireline and wireless network services, with more than 37 per cent of broadband households subscribing through a converged service currently in Europe. This new forecast […]

January 5, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: 5G-Advanced to boost wireless networks

Trade body 5G Americas has published a study, Becoming 5G-Advanced: the 3GPP 2025 Roadmap, which explores major enhancements in Artificial Intelligence, extended reality and beyond in 3GPP Release 18. “The work done by 3GPP in Release 17 improved 5G New Radio (NR) by adding support for new services, reduced-capability user equipment, non-terrestrial networks, frequency bands […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: 5G brings enhanced connectivity to XR

Extended Reality (XR), an umbrella term for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), will be the next-generation computing platform which aims to create virtual experiences indistinguishable from reality, according to a study, Extended Reality and 3GPP Evolution, from trade body 5G Americas. “XR will greatly influence the way people play, work, […]

November 18, 2022

Forecast: 75% 5G-Advanced upgrades by 2030

Mobile telecommunications standards group the 3GPP approved the Release-18 package in December 2021, making the official start of 5G-Advanced, with the planned freeze date in December 2023. Technology intelligence firm ABI Research expects that 75 per cent of 5G base stations will be upgraded to 5G-Advanced by 2030, five years after the estimated commercial launch. […]

July 7, 2022

Sandvine enhances 5G portfolio

Network intelligence specialist Sandvine is launching a series of new 5G Application and Network Intelligence portfolio enhancements that it says give its 20+ 5G customers deeper insights into application Quality of Experience (QoE), and the impact of 4G to 5G transitions on networks, users, bandwidth usage, devices, and QoE. The enhancements include: Cloud native support […]

February 10, 2022

DVB approves DVB-I over 5G commercial requirements

The DVB Project has approved commercial requirements for DVB-I service support over 5G networks and systems. Work has already commenced in DVB’s Technical Module to provide extensions to the relevant existing specifications – including DVB-I service discovery and DVB-DASH – to address the use cases and requirements collected and agreed by the Commercial Module. Earlier […]

July 26, 2021