R&D Project

5G-EMERGE

5G-EMERGE; solutions for the satellite-enabled 5G media market

The 5G-EMERGE project aims to develop solutions that leverage 5G technology and satellite broadcasting to put Europe at the vanguard of media delivery technology. The project is part of the European Space Agency (ESA) programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) and will be led by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

The 5G-EMERGE project plans to develop an integrated satellite and terrestrial system based on open standards to enable high-quality content distribution services over multi-layer IP infra-structures. Telecommunications satellites will efficiently deliver high-demand content, including streaming of live events, as close as possible to the end user – to the ‘edge’. The project includes demonstrations in 5G base stations, users’ homes and vehicles.

SixSq’s role in the project

SixSq’s contribution includes leading the demonstration work package and providing the edge-to-cloud software infrastructure based on its Nuvla B2B SaaS platform and marketplace of containerised applications, as well as its open source NuvlaEdge software.

5G-EMERGE Consortium

A consortium of 20 companies from six European countries will collaborate on developing the distributed edge technology and service-delivery features.

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