Satellite Communications in the 5G Era

Our book chapter entitled “NFV-based Scenarios for Satellite -Terrestrial Integration” by H. Koumaras, G. Gardikis, Ch. Sakkas, G. Xilouris, V. Koumaras, M. A. Kourtis was published by IET at the book “Satellite Communications in the 5G Era” (Editors Shree Krishna Sharma, Symeon Chatzinotas and Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou) (link to book site).

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The book explores promising scenarios for 5G Satellite Communications (SatCom), novel paradigms for satellite-terrestrial integration and emerging technologies for the next generation of satellite systems and hybrid/integrated satellite-terrestrial systems, and focuses on recent research efforts towards 5G and beyond.

Our contribution focuses on describing NFV-based scenarios for satellite-terrestrial integration.

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White paper on NFV Applicability on the ground segment of Satellite Systems

INFOLYSiS Technical White Paper on comparative CAPEX Techno-economic Analysis of NFV Applicability on the ground segment of GEO/MEO/LEO Satellite Systems is available. Download your copy here.

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New Journal Publication

713690The paper entitled as SDN/NFV-enabled satellite communications networks: Opportunities, scenarios and challenges published online at Elsevier Phycom Journal with DOI doi:10.1016/j.phycom.2015.10.007.

The paper focuses in the context of next generation 5G networks, where the satellite industry is clearly committed to revisit and revamp the role of satellite communications. As major drivers in the evolution of (terrestrial) fixed and mobile networks, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) technologies are also being positioned as central technology enablers towards improved and more flexible integration of satellite and terrestrial segments, providing satellite network further service innovation and business agility by advanced network resources management techniques.

Through the analysis of scenarios and use cases, in this paper a description of the benefits that SDN/NFV technologies can bring into satellite communications towards 5G is provided. Three scenarios are presented and analysed to delineate different potential improvement areas pursued through the introduction of SDN/NFV technologies in the satellite ground segment domain. Within each scenario, a number of use cases are developed to gain further insight into specific capabilities and to identify the technical challenges stemming from them.

The accepted version of the paper can be downloaded here.

HISTELCON’2010: A Century of Broadcasting

The 2nd. IEEE Region 8 Conference on the History of Telecommunications HISTELCON’10 to take place in

MADRID, Spain
3-5 November, 2010

Year 2010 marks a series of historical milestones in relation to the Birth of Broadcasting a hundred years ago, so the conference will be focused on this theme, in order to commemorate this remarkable anniversary. For submissions, please check the conference website at http://www.aeit.es/histelcon2010/ or find attached the extended call for papers in a pdf format.

The topics for the conference are:
Pioneers of Broadcasting
The Birth of the Broadcasting Business
Stellar Moments in the History of Broadcasting
A Century of Radio Regulations
Radio& TV Standards
Broadcasting as a Political Instrument
Development of Radio& TV Technology
Ham (Amateur) Radio
Pirate Radio
Satellite& Cable Broadcasting
Internet TV& Radio
Broadcasting as Entertainment
IEEE Life-Members and History Activities
Any other contributions to the field of History of Information and Communication Technologies

The deadline for the IEEE HISTELCON paper submissions is open until:

– 29 March 2010 –

Histelcon’10 Extended Call for Papers, pdf.pdf