The Role of Satellite Communications in the 5G Ecosystem
Satellite communications have long been known for their ubiquity, reliability, and mobility, which have made them vital for rural and remote areas, during times of disaster when other communications networks are unavailable, and for users requiring highly-secure mobile solutions. Because of evolution in technology and business models, however, satellite communications increasingly are seen as a competitor or complement to other broadband technologies any time and everywhere. This session will address the essential role of satellite technologies in the development and deployment of next generation communications systems. The session will discuss how satellite communications will be an integral part of the system of systems that will create the 5G user experience. It will also discuss the role of satellite communications in the Internet of Things and recent developments in satellite technology.