Direct-to-device 5G connectivity from non-terrestrial networks

The increasing demand for seamless connectivity has led to the merging of satellite and terrestrial communications, creating fully integrated solutions that adhere to 3GPP standards such as 5G. By tapping into the capabilities of satellite communications, telecom operators are discovering new possibilities for network expansion and providing connectivity to areas that are either unserved or underserved.

Integrating terrestrial networks (TN) and non-terrestrial networks (NTN) is far from straightforward. To achieve success, several technical challenges, such as the Doppler effect, handover timing, and increased latency, must be addressed.

Facing the challenges with experts

Testing and simulation tools are crucial for modeling, evaluating, and optimizing 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN) services. These tools offer a controlled setting to confirm that the technology is adequately prepared to meet the demands of space-based communication.

Whether you’re collecting technical data for your business case, interested in conducting live or laboratory demonstrations, or seeking software solutions to commercially enable your service, we are here to assist you.

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NB-IoT NTN: Pioneering 5G connectivity

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is on the fast track to becoming the first standardized technology to bridge the worlds of telecom and satcom.

Built on the 3GPP standards for 5G, NB-IoT is a secure, low-power, wide-area network technology. It offers both system and spectral efficiency and can support a connected device’s battery life of up to ten years across many use cases. NB-IoT is cost-efficient due to its low power consumption and the utilization of existing cellular networks. It can support a large number of devices per cell, making it ideal for massive IoT deployments.

Which use cases can 5G NB-IoT NTN support?

Precision Agriculture

5G NB-IoT NTN enables real-time, remote monitoring of agricultural conditions using ultra-low power sensors, optimizing resources, and improving yields with efficient data transmission and analytics.

Maritime Monitoring

This technology extends reliable, low-power connectivity to the maritime industry, facilitating global tracking, safety improvements, and logistical efficiencies through continuous satellite communication.

Infrastructure Monitoring

5G NB-IoT NTN provides critical data from remote infrastructure, supporting proactive maintenance, and ensuring integrity with its long-range, low-power communication capabilities.


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5G New Radio NTN:
Taking satellite connectivity to the next level

With 5G NR NTN, satellite connectivity will complement terrestrial networks, merging non-terrestrial with terrestrial tech under the unified 5G standard. This breakthrough allows seamless network roaming and collaboration between mobile and satellite operators, unified by the 3GPP standard.

  • Enhanced Speed and Capacity: Elevating data transmission to new heights, supporting a vast network of devices.
  • Reduced Latency: Facilitating real-time communication for a range of applications.
  • Boosted Reliability and Coverage: Ensuring consistent, extended network access, even in remote locations.

At Gatehouse Satcom, we are developing the critical physical layer of the NodeB. Together with partners, we offer customers a complete NodeB software solution — ultimately giving you the opportunity to revolutionize standardized 5G connectivity, benefiting millions of people and industries alike.

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The 5G NTN NodeB software can be applied in either a test set up or deployed into a commercial satellite system. The software is 3GPP compliant, mature and commercial off-the-shelf.


The 5G NTN UE software is for terminal manufacturers that want to develop and manufacture a 5G NTN capable terminal based on an SDR hardware platform.


The 5G NTN Network Emulator provides a controlled environment to emulate various real-world scenarios to validate analysis and feasibility studies.


The 5G NTN Feasibility Study will provide detailed simulations, analysis, and recommendations regarding your future 5G NTN service’s potential strengths and weaknesses.

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Raphaela Teixeira
Sales Executive

I look forward to discuss your current roadmap for 5G NTN and show how we can help you strengthen it.

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