Satellite for 5G

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The course is designed for individuals with a working knowledge of Satellite Communications and 5G who desire to acquire greater knowledge in the areas of Network Planning, satellite use cases, and technical & regulatory challenges. The course will start with a quick overview of Satellite Communications, Frequency Bands, LEO, MEO and GEO satellites, followed by typical examples of satellite use cases for 5G and technical & regulatory challenges that need to be resolved before satellites can be used for 5G. Participants will be exposed to other related areas as well, including link power budget, propagation delays, free space loss, multiple access techniques, small satellites business case, etc.

  • 3G/4G/5G Mobile Network Operators
  • Broadcasting Companies that utilize satellite links
  • Telecommunications companies (PTTs, Carriers)
  • Satellite operators
  • Internet Service Providers
  • IT & System Integration Companies
  • Multinational companies that rely on satellites
Instructor-Led Training
[Classroom: 4 days / LIVE Virtual*: 20 hours]
  • A minimum of 5 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

Module 1: Introduction to Satellite Communications

  • Frequency Spectrum and Propagation
  • Satellite Orbits: LEO, MEO, GEO
  • Satellite Applications and Benefits
  • Satellite Limitations: Propagation Delay
  • Satellite Transponder
  • Large Earth Stations and VSATs
  • Link Power Budget: Path Loss and EIRP
  • Footprints: Global, Regional and Narrow Spot Beams
  • Multiple Access Methods: FDMA, TDAM, CDMA
  • Single Channel Per Carrier vs Multiple Channel Per Carrier
  • ALOHA and DAMA

Module 2: Satellite Applications and System Design

  • Fixed and Mobile Applications
  • Voice, Data and Video
  • Point-to-Point and Start topologies
  • Link Budgets\
  • Uplink and Downlink Calculations

Module 3: Role of Satellite in 5G

  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB)
  • Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC)
  • Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC)
  • Communications on the Move
  • Hybrid Multiplay
  • Trunking and Head-end Feed
  • Backhauling and Tower Feed

Module 4: Satellite 5G Applications

  • Bandwidth and Latency Requirements of 5G Use Cases
  • Video Applications
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Applications
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
  • Remote Controlled Vehicles and Cloud-Assisted Driving
  • High Throughput Satellites (HTS) Driving Innovation
  • Role of Phased-Array Antenna
  • Technical and Standardization Issues

Module 5: Satellite IoT for 5G

  • Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN)
  • 3GPP focus on Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), and Massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC)
  • Hybrid 5G Internet of Things (IoT) networks
  • 3GPP standardization: 5G NR (New Radio) Waveforms for a LEO IoT Service Link
  • Integration of Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) into 3GPP 5G NR
  • Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Terrestrial Vendors Venturing in Satellite Business
  • NTN Service Requirements for 5G mMTC
  • 5G mMTC Capacity Requirements
  • Focused service delivery through Intelligent Spot Beams
  • NTN Relay Nodes: 5G mMTC Satellite Services at the Edge

Module 6: Satellite Regulations to Include 5G

  • Role of ITU and National Regulators (FCC, Ofcom, etc)
  • ITU-R, Radio-Regulations and World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC)
  • Application and Licensing Procedure
  • Small, Micro and Pico Satellites
  • Frequency allocation and avoidance of interference

The trainees should have basic understanding of Telecommunications and some knowledge of satellite communications and 5G. Some background in wireless will be preferable.

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Duration: Classroom: 4 days / LIVE Virtual: 25 hours
Delivery Format: Virtual Training

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