EchoStar Mobile joins ESA in promoting 5G across Europe

June 29, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
EchoStar Mobile has announced that it is joining the European Space Agency (ESA) and other space industry leaders in a joint effort to develop and promote 5G services, and to demonstrate the value that the satellite industry can bring to the acceleration of 5G throughout Europe.

This initiative, designed for implementation starting in 2018, will include 5G trials focused on satellite capabilities in sectors such as transport, media, entertainment, public safety as well as application development, standardization, integration with public networks and interoperability.

"The future holds a variety of opportunities for all of us to contribute to the enhancement of advanced communications services over satellite to governments, industries and the public at large in Europe. Working together, we can make it happen and make a difference," said Chris Britton, managing director of EchoStar Mobile.

"All of these efforts are designed to support the European Union in its initiatives to bring ubiquitous coverage and enhanced services throughout Europe," added Britton.

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