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Formtek: 5G New Radio: Enabling Ground to Satellite Communication

One opportunity that 5G NR also opens up is the ability to connect from the ground to 5G-capable satellites. Lluc Palerm, Northern Sky Research analyst, told eeTimes that “that’s going to be very big, in the sense that it’s going to open a huge additional market for the satellite industry.” This will open up interesting applications in the areas of agriculture, energy, and transportation. It also can fill gaps in existing cellular access where currently only 85 percent of the world’s population live in areas with cellular coverage.