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ETSI Conference on “Non-Terrestrial Networks, a Native Component of 6G”

April 3 - April 4

Satellite antennas pointing at the sky - banner for the ETSI Conference on “Non-Terrestrial Networks, a Native Component of 6G"

The ETSI Conference on “Non-Terrestrial Networks, a Native Component of 6G” will take place face-to-face on 3-4 April 2024 in ETSI, Sophia Antipolis, France.

The conference is co-organized with the ESA, 6G-IA and the SNS-JU.

From NTN research to global standards, plotting the trajectory to a fully connected planet

Non-Terrestrial Networks have been part of 5G since 3GPP Rel-17 and the use of NTN related technologies enables global coverage for a wide range of applications that require both high availability and high resilience.

6G will consider a native integration of NTN in the 6G system, thus allowing the optimization of service delivery leveraging both terrestrial networks and non-terrestrial networks in 6G from the outset. In addition 6G NTN is expected to provide increased performances and service capabilities compared to NTN in 5G.

5G-STARDUST’s Project Coordinator, Tomaso de Cola (DLR) will be speaking at the event; in addition, project partners Thales Alenia Space France and Consorzio Nazionale Italiano per le Telecomunicazioni, and will be at the event – Stay tuned for more details!


About the Conference

This face-to-face event will offer attendees the unique opportunity to come together and exchange with experts, network with peers, and visit the dedicated project posters all focussing on the topic of Non-Terrestrial Networks for beyond 5G.

The event will foster discussions on the following topics:
• Targeted use cases that will be enabled by NTN in 6G
• Possible 6G architecture frameworks (including interfaces) enabling the native integration of the NTN components
• Candidate technologies/features for NTN in 6G
• Standardization approach (e.g. what, where, when) for NTN in 6G

Additionally, the event will be an opportunity for research organizations (academia and industrial research) to discuss new trends and features in the field of NTN solutions in the perspective of standardization.

Posters from the latest projects in the field NTN / satellite / 6G technologies may be provided to complement the conference programme.

The detailed event programme including the conference agenda, list of posters will be available in February 2024.

Participation to the event is open to all and free of charge upon registration.

However the places are limited so remember to register your participation early in order to be part of the discussion.

Note that the event is prepared with the support of the Horizon Europe 6G-NTN collaborative project and the ESA HELENA project.


April 3
April 4
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