Connectivity Business: 5G standard incorporating space networks is ‘biggest opportunity’

Next year’s update to 5G will have non-terrestrial networks (NTN) standards, easing the integration of space and terrestrial connectivity. “We are bullish about the impact of 5G on the satellite industry,” Northern Sky Research (NSR) Consultant Lluc Palerm told Connectivity Business. “It is the biggest opportunity in the history of the industry.” The “functional freeze…

Satellite 5G Transition Generates $125.5B Service Revenue Opportunity by 2030

Direct Satellite to Mobile Devices Attracting 400 Million Subscribers in Next Decade  Cambridge, MA – October 19, 2021 – NSR’s 5G via Satellite, 2nd Edition report, launched today, sees 5G access protocols that incorporate Non-Terrestrial Networks will attract 100s of millions of Smartphones and IoT devices to satellite networks by the decade’s close. Beyond traditional Telco areas, multiple segments show accelerated growth from transition to 5G, generating $125.5 Billion in cumulative service revenues.   While COVID-19 may increase demand, delaying 3GPP Release 17, key actors in the.