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AccelerComm and TTP Unveil LEO 5G Solution

By Mark Holmes | February 13, 2023

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AccelerComm and TTP are launching a high-performance 5G Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) regenerative base station solution for deployment on LEO satellites, the two companies announced Feb. 10. The project will aim to support high-performance 5G services in the challenging environment of a non-terrestrial network (NTN).

The joint AccelerComm TTP LEO Regenerative base station solution is designed to meet the growing demand for satellite-based eMBB (enhanced mobile broadband) and IoT services. The aim is to make it an ideal solution for businesses and organizations that need to connect people and devices in remote locations, or for governments looking to provide internet access to all citizens. The solution will aim to support a large number of beams and high subscriber density and will be delivered on a space-hardened platform optimized for low-power and size. It includes a range of advanced developments in beam-to-cell mapping, beam forming and NTN beam-management.

“For satellite 5G to be truly successful, there are a number of performance and efficiency challenges which have to be overcome. Solving these requires building on the existing 3GPP technologies to create a tailored solution built to deal with the unique challenges of operating around a thousand kilometres from earth, at speeds of over 7 km per second, all while dealing with power and resource constraints. We are delighted to be working with our partner TTP to develop this high-performance solution which will open up a whole new market for delivering 5G services from space,” Rob Barnes, chief marketing officer of AccelerComm, said in a statement.