Articles | RCR Wireless News | Sean Kinney | January 8, 2018

The Role of Satellites in Delivering 5G

For many years satellites have been instrumental in the wide world of telecommunications, albeit, given the high barrier to entry in the market, limited largely to governmental stakeholders and major communications service providers. But the economics of satellites are changing with trends in miniaturization that lower cost, as well as new companies like Space X, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and other private enterprises investing in delivering satellites to orbit. Given the importance of space-based network infrastructure, standards body 3GPP is examining the role satellites will play in delivering on 5G connectivity.

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