Eurescom message - Summer 2016
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Eurescom message Summer 2016 incl. Celtic-Plus Newsletter
Cover Theme: Terrestrial Satellite Convergence
Satellite communications and terrestrial communications co-existed for decades without a high degree of integration. This has been changing recently. Efforts towards satellite-terrestrial integration are increasing, and particularly machine-to-machine communication and the 5th generation of communication networks (5G) are adding to the dynamics of innovation in terrestrial-satellite integration.
In this issue of Eurescom message, we share insights on the latest developments of terrestrial- satellite integration. Our cover theme presents selected views by experts from academia, industry and the European Space Agency (ESA) on what is happening in Europe.
In the introductory article to the cover theme, Adam Kapovits, project manager at Eurescom, presents an overview on satellite communications and 5G.
The article by Stefan Covaci from TU Berlin presents results from ESA-funded research on satellite communication in the 5G ecosystem.
In an exclusive interview Maria Guta from ESA shares her insights on terrestrial-satellite integration.
The article by Marius Corici from Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute highlights opportunities for integrated solutions of satellite networks and machine-to-machine communication.
Experts from Thales explain the opportunities of satellite on-board processing for terrestrial network integration.
For further articles see the table of contents.