Sensors, the leading international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal on sensor science and technology, just published our study as a special issue.

The study is the result of a long experimentation in the field and has involved numerous institutions and companies: European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Eutelsat, European Space Agency (ESA), European Space Research and Technology Center, MBI SrL.


Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) technologies are keys solutions for terrestrial 5G massive machine-type communications (mMTC) applications.

These pioneering NOMA satellite technology developments open up the possibility of developing and exploiting 5G mMTC satellite and terrestrial-based systems in a synergic and interoperable architecture.<

This document presents the key features of the first NOMA-based satellite network, presenting not only the underlying technical solutions and measured performance, but also its implementation on Eutelsat’s satellite fleet.

The developed solution achieves unprecedented throughput, scalability and cost of service and is well matched to different mMTC satellite use cases.

The study is the result of years of research to implement IP-based satellite networks that enable M2M services, scalable to tens of millions of users, with simple consumer grade equipment.

The result is a complete solution capable of intelligently routing data between different networks based on customer demands in terms of cost, latency and data volume.


Is Satellite ahead of Terrestrial in deploying NOMA for Massive Machine-Type Communications? ultima modifica: 2021-07-08T12:07:36+02:00 da