Does 5G NB-IoT NTN standard require synchronous connectivity between the device and the NGSO network?

Category: 5G NTN Technical

Yes, several procedures require synchronous connectivity between device and the network core. There is a study item on agenda for R19 on store and forward functionality. This is to mitigate the issue of discontinuous feeder links i.e. ground connectivity for delay tolerant applications.


Are you expecting to support multicast by satellite for 5G IoT devices?

Category: 5G NTN Technical

Yes as a future feature. The roadmap for our 5G NB-IoT waveform is prioritised according to our customer needs.

Can ray tracing be done for different areas, mountains, ocean, desert?

Category: 5G NTN Technical

Yes, ray tracing can be done for different terrain and geographic locations. We can also create specific scenarios or use 3GPP fading models.

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