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5G from Space: An Overview of 3GPP Non-Terrestrial Networks

@article{Lin20215GFS,
  title={5G from Space: An Overview of 3GPP Non-Terrestrial Networks},
  author={Xingqin Lin and Stefan Rommer and Sebastian Euler and Emre A. Yavuz and Robert S. Karlsson},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2103.09156}
}
We provide an overview of the 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) work on evolving the 5G wireless technology to support non-terrestrial satellite networks. Adapting 5G to support non-terrestrial networks entails a holistic design spanning across multiple areas from radio access network to services and system aspects to core and terminals. In this article, we describe the main topics of non-terrestrial networks, explain in detail the design aspects, and share various design rationales… Expand

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