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Thales Alenia Space a major player in Horizon 2020 research project 5G ALLSTAR

Stakes out position as a pioneer in 5G network infrastructure initiatives

September 25th, 2018

Thales Alenia Space announced today that the 5G ALLSTAR research and development project*, co-funded by Horizon 2020, kicked off on July 1, 2018. In addition to Thales Alenia Space, the project team also includes major telecommunications players from Europe** and South Korea***, under the joint leadership of the French electronics and IT lab CEA/LETI and ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute of South Korea).

5G ALLSAR will leverage the results and teaming experience of another H2020 project, 5G CHAMPION, to design, develop, evaluate and test multi-connectivity based on multiple access, combining cellular and satellite technologies to support seamless, reliable and ubiquitous broadband services.

This project bolsters Thales Alenia Space’s leadership in 5G satellite network solutions, which combine top-flight user experience with little impact on the devices themselves. At the same time, mobile network operators’ operating and capital expenditures will be minimized because of the seamless integration of satellite technology.

5G ALLSTAR will develop selected technologies as part of a set of Proof of Concepts to validate and demonstrate multi-connectivity support based on 5G cellular access, as well as a new radio access via satellite to provide reliable high-throughput 5G services.