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On Orbit Episode 6: The 5G Link to Satellite

By | June 24, 2019

Episode 6 of the On Orbit podcast features Karl Horne of SES Networks (top), and Ashish Sharma of Inseego (bottom)

The telecommunications sector is at an inflection point between the peak of the 4G LTE market and the on-ramp for next-gen 5G wireless services. Does the roll out of 5G services change the market landscape for satellite operators?

SES Networks’ Karl Horne sees 5G as a tremendous opportunity not only to drive innovation and create new business opportunities, but also as a way to collaborate with terrestrial competitors on rolling out the network. Why collaborate? The answer lies in the unique relationship between future 5G and present-day satellite networks. Horne joins On Orbit Producer and Host Jeffrey Hill for an interview recorded live at TechXLR8 London.

Inseego Executive Vice President of IoT and Mobile Solutions Ashish Sharma then joins Jeff to answer these questions from a terrestrial perspective, and also discuss why enterprise end-users will maintain pace with consumers in driving 5G adoption.


This episode will be the first of a pair of two-part episodes featuring satellite and terrestrial perspectives on 5G-enabled technologies. For our next episode, we’ll be joined by Greg Quiggle, Vice President of Product Management at Kratos Defense and Space, and Alain Guigui, Chief Technologist of Business Solutions for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, for an in-depth look at cloud networking!


Interested in learning more about 5G? DC5G 2019, our 5G technology and infrastructure conference, will be held on Monday November, 4th and Tuesday, November 5th 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton in Arlington, Virginia. Now in its third year, DC5G hosts more than 400 professionals working in the wireless industry, transportation, city government, healthcare, finance, travel, insurance, energy, and construction sectors. Register for the event at DM us on Twitter @OnOrbitPodcast all one word, to receive a special discount promo code.

Congratulations to Tara Halt, Aerospace Analyst at Bryce Space, for being our first On Orbit T-Shirt drawing winner! @cant_HALT_me   Every Friday, Via Satellite will randomly select one listener to receive a free On Orbit T-Shirt. These are the cool black T-shirts with the On Orbit satellite imagery logo. To enter your name for the drawing, all you have to do is either retweet our episode posts on Twitter, or leave a comment or review on Apple, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or any of our podcast platforms, or email your suggestions for an episode topic or guest to

We’ll hold this drawing weekly for as long as supplies last!

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