Next-generation wireless networks are envisioned to break the boundaries of the current terrestrial-based systems and fully adopt the Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs). NTN consists of variants of space-borne and aerial communication networks including GEO, MEO, LEO satellite constellations, High Altitude Platforms (HAP), Low Altitude Platforms (LAP), and air-to-ground (A2G) networks.
NTN elements and components are evolving to become an integral part of the future 6th Generation (6G) wireless network. NTN is growing in importance owing to its ability to offer “anything, anytime, anywhere” connectivity, thus connecting the unconnected. In this context, CITC has launched the “NTN Program” to enable the NTN technologies and to facilitate the roadmap to the 6G communications.
The forum will extensively address air-borne and space-borne communication networks from technology, space, and science policy perspectives. It will be of interest to representatives from both the public and private sectors, and in particular radiocommunication and space industry innovators, researchers, ICT, and technology stakeholders, as well as spectrum policymakers from national regulators and other relevant international bodies. Keynote presentations, moderated panel discussions, and technology demonstrations will showcase the variety of technological solutions. In addition, tutorials about both technical aspects and non-technical impacts of these technologies will be run during the forum.
A LAP is an object (may be a UAV or balloon) that have the capability of flying at low altitudes (e.g., a few hundreds of meters)...
Air-to-Ground is a Two-way communication between aircraft and stations or locations on the surface of the earth...
HAPS are radio stations located on an object that floats at the stratosphere layer and at a specified, nominal...
The Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is an orbit around the earth with an altitude between 500 kilometres (orbital period of...
Satellite: a space-borne vehicle embarking a bent pipe payload or a regenerative payload telecommunication...
A geostationary satellite Earth orbit (GEO) is a circular orbit at 35,786 kilometers above the Earth's equator...
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Spectrum Auction 2021 Preliminary Consultation
Spectrum Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use 2021 - 2023
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Trial of HAPS in the Red Sea
5G from Space: An Overview of 3GPP Non-Terrestrial Networks
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Non-Terrestrial Networks in the 6G Era: Challenges and Opportunities
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