3GPP has completed Release-17 of the global fifth generation (5G) wireless technology standard, making Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) and satellite segments part of the 5G/6G connectivity infrastructure and ecosystem. NTN multi-layer systems and terrestrial networks must work in harmony to fulfil the vision of a connected, sustainable B5G/6G architecture and support sustainable connectivity and fulfilment of the social and sustainable development goals.
You are invited to participate in the sixth edition of the annual ScyLight Conference on 15 and 16 May 2023, and a Workshop on the future of Quantum Technologies on 17 May 2023.
The conference will be hosted jointly by the Ministry of Digital Governance, General Secretariat of Telecommunications and Post and ESA.
Space2Connect is a place to explore and discuss emerging space-based solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s digital economy. Giving an outline across the whole satcom upstream and downstream business value chain, we aim to foster partnerships and inspire new strategies for technology development and market growth.
Europe is facing increasingly significant challenges to cope with humanitarian crises, climate change, cybercrime, and geopolitical instability. The World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Risks Report puts extreme weather events and cybersecurity failures as the third and fourth most clear and present dangers to the world, ahead of any other economic, environmental or geopolitical risks..
In recent years, there has been a notable increase in interest in constellation initiatives, bringing Satcoms to orbits progressively closer to Earth. Whilst this brings with it amazing opportunities, such as very low latency and direct-to-handheld communications, flying in VLEO comes with several challenges.
The 1st ESA Workshop on Satcom in VLEO event aims to identify the key technologies, concepts and solutions for the design and implementation of Satellite Communications constellations to fly in Very Low Earth Orbit.
The UK Space Agency (UKSA) and European Space Agency (ESA) will be running a joint optical and lunar communications industry day in Bristol on 14th September 2022.
The focus of the day will be the launch of two parallel competitions. The first competition, OPS-SAT VOLT, will be to develop the next generation optical and quantum payloads, alongside developing the platform and ground segment. The second competition will be the UK’s first dedicated commercial lunar communications call.
The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” comes with an increasing pace of development and digitalisation, driven - and enabled by vast amounts of data. Already today, the limitations of conventional networks impact the deployment and end user service capacity, and today’s Satellite Communication Market must innovate in an ever more digital and connected global market.