(ANSA) – MILAN, 11 JUL – Ericsson, the aerospace company Thales and the manufacturer of wireless technologies Qualcomm Technologies, are working together to take 5G off the planet, using a network of satellites in orbit around the Earth. “The result – explains a note from Ericsson – could mean that the next 5G smartphones will be able to use 5G connectivity anywhere on Earth and provide complete global coverage for broadband data transmission services, even in those places normally. covered only by traditional satellite telephony systems with limited data connectivity capabilities “.
After carrying out research, studies and multiple simulations, the parties involved in the project plan to carry out tests and validation trials of non-terrestrial 5G networks (5G ntn) oriented towards smartphone use cases. Among the advantages of 5G through satellites in low earth orbit (leo) is the coverage of extreme or remote geographic areas located in seas, oceans and other locations where such coverage is normally absent. “Such widespread connectivity would enhance the roaming capabilities of smartphone users subscribing to 5G, as well as enabling global connectivity in the transport, energy and health sectors. The space network could also be used as a backup to current terrestrial counterparts, in case of major network outages or disasters, and to increase the security of government networks for national communications “, concludes the note. (HANDLE).
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