Satellite Networks
Fraunhofer FOKUS

5G Satellite Networks

Through a set of large scale projects and testbeds, Fraunhofer FOKUS has developed the Open5GCore to support the seamless integration with satellite networks.

This includes the following specific features which make the Open5GCore ideal for satellite oriented testbeds:

  • Different slices with edge-central split models which enable the efficient usage of the satellite backhaul
  • An over-the-top implementation of the 5G proxy node with the backhaul link over existing satellite networks
  • The integration of the satellite network as a non-3GPP 5G access (with convergent authentication and authorization with terrestrial networks)
  • Basic support for handover to and from terrestrial-only 5G infrastructures

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