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Mega Chipmakers Release NTN Products Putting Spotlight on Satellite 5G

Alan Crisp, NSR senior analyst specializing in M2M and IoT via satellite, noted that today, satellite operators and service providers are torn between proprietary solutions and broader standards. This is evidenced in the satellite IoT ecosystem.

“At the moment there still is an issue of how efficient these NTN standards are for satellite, especially when you’re roaming from terrestrial to satellite networks and vice versa,” Crisp explained. “Our view is that the 5G standards will ultimately win out, but there will still be a place for the proprietary standards in agriculture and other more rural areas.”