The Role of Satellite as an Augmented Connectivity

The Role of Satellite as an Augmented Connectivity

  • February 2021 •
  • 12 pages •
  • Report ID: 6025110 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective investigates the status of next-generation satellite connectivity and how it will open new connectivity use cases for not only remote locations but also in suburbs, cities, and towns. "The operational edge, the tactical edge, and the remote enterprise and government edge will get a major boost in terms of connectivity and functionality if/when 5G device-to-satellite becomes a reality. The 3GPP has created a non-terrestrial networks study group and is expected to include future enhancements to 5G NR to support connecting to satellites and aerial devices at great distances," says Bill Rojas, adjunct research director, IDC Asia/Pacific. " Many important use cases in commercial and military transportation, agriculture, oil, gas and mining, and utilities as well a remote residential broadband connectivity will be opened up with 5G-to-satellite connectivity, " he adds.