Industry White Paper

5G NTN Takes Flight: Evolving Towards 6G

November 01, 2023 by Rohde & Schwarz
Topics Covered
  • Commercial and Private Satellite Constellation
  • NTN Architecture and Constellation Aspects
  • NTN RF Aspects and challenges
  • NTN Procedures and Protocol Stack

White Paper Overview 

With the new work item 5G-NTN in 3GPP, the vision of ubiquitous communication networks including satellite and airborne can become a reality. Connecting satellites from LEO to GEO or airborne base stations (HAPS) to terrestrial ground stations is becoming feasible. This white paper aims to provide you with an overview of the major aspects of the technology and corresponding challenges. We have tried to incorporate the latest state of the technology involved, representing the current status of the standardization work ongoing in 3GPP.