Maxar Technologiesâ€™ Space Systems Loral business has begun developing standards to streamline operations between non-terrestrial networks, ground terminals and wireless networks via millimeter wave frequencies in preparation for 5G implementation.
Rob Singh, vice president ofÂ business development and solutions architect forÂ SSL, wrote in a blog post published Friday that the standards will help network operators leverage non-terrestrial platforms to provide connectivity to less populated areas and support mobility-heavy operations.
Singh noted that non-terrestrial network connectivity will support users outside metropolitan regions as well as those in transit via plane, shipÂ orÂ high-speed train.
â€œJust like today, the actual hardware carrying communications will be irrelevant to both the network operator and the end user, bringing the promise of 5G connectivity around the globe,â€ he said.
Singh noted in his post that Maxar has been providingÂ support forÂ the 5G roll-out by taking part in committees under the Third Generation Partnership Project standards body for 5G communications.