Bits in Space: Delivering Connectivity to the Next 4B Subscribers

The introduction of 3GPP release 17 outlines the augmentation of terrestrial communications with non-terrestrial networks (NTNs). The aim is to provide anywhere/anytime connectivity to eliminate dead zones and service those areas where it might be nearly impossible to provide terrestrial service. This presentation will focus on the growth of satellite communications and talk about the opportunities and challenges from a low-power silicon perspective.