Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN): Expert Working Group Future Capability Paper

Explore the UK's Non-Terrestrial Networking R&D opportunity and challenges, with proposed recommendations for government, academia and the wider industry to embrace its potential.

April 29, 2024

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What’s the opportunity for Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) in the UK?

In the Future Capability Paper, the UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN) NTN Expert Working Group analyses the gaps and strengths in the UK’s NTN ecosystem and proposes initial recommendations for government, academia, and the wider industry.

As a contribution to a pathway for an NTN UK strategy, the paper evaluates six key areas for research and development: value chain, sustainability, future architecture, 6G technologies, spectrum regulation, and the skilled workforce.

Download your copy of the Future Capability Paper to explore:

  • Market analysis of existing satellite communications and the value chain between operators, manufacturers, and service providers

  • Socio-economic considerations and use cases of NTN to support services in key vertical areas

  • Challenges presented by the convergence between satellite and mobile worlds as we move towards a unified 6G system

  • A brief international comparison of how the UK sits in terms of NTN R&D activity

  • SWOT analysis of NTN in the UK concerning R&D strengths and overall gaps

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