Non-Terrestrial Networks Program

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.

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NTN Forum

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.

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Technologies & Services

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Low Altitude Platforms (LAPS)

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)...

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Air to Ground (A2G)

Air-to-Ground is a Two-way communication between aircraft and stations or locations on the surface of the earth...

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High Altitude Platforms Station (HAPS)

HAPS are radio stations located on an object that floats at the stratosphere layer and at a specified, nominal...

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LEO Satellite

The Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is an orbit around the earth with an altitude between 500 kilometres (orbital period of...

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MEO Satellite

Satellite: a space-borne vehicle embarking a bent pipe payload or a regenerative payload telecommunication...

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GEO Satellite

A geostationary satellite Earth orbit (GEO) is a circular orbit at 35,786 kilometers above the Earth's equator...

NTN Trials

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GEO IoT Satellite

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LEO IoT Satellite

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LEO Broadband Satellite

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Air-to-Ground (A2G)

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High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS)

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Low Altitude Platform Systems (LAPS)

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Spectrum

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Spectrum auction of 2100 MHz Radio Licenses for Non-Terrestrial Networks Information Memorandum

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Spectrum Auction 2021 Preliminary Consultation

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Spectrum Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use 2021 - 2023

Researches & Studies

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Non-Terrestrial Networks Position Paper

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5G’s future is hybrid – the non-terrestrial opportunity

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5G And Non-Terrestrial Networks

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Power-efficient positioning for the Internet of Things

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Trial of HAPS in the Red Sea

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5G from Space: An Overview of 3GPP Non-Terrestrial Networks

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Evolution of Non-Terrestrial Networks From 5G to 6G: A Survey

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Non-Terrestrial Networks in the 6G Era: Challenges and Opportunities

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Non-Terrestrial Networks in 5G & Beyond: A Survey

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Satellite Communications in the New Space Era: A Survey and Future Challenges

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Looking at NB-IoT over LEO Satellite Systems: Design and Evaluation of a Service-Oriented Solution

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3GPP non-terrestrial networks: A concise review and look ahead

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