The Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a new collaboration agreement.
The agreement came in the form of a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) signed by both parties. The GSOA says the agreement marks a “significant milestone” in their efforts to cooperate in the areas of space-based 5G & 6G ecosystem, innovation of 5G & 6G networks, and the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks and technologies.
They also say that the agreement aims to “bring the mobile and the satellite communities closer together” to accelerate the integration of satellite into 5G & 6G networks.
“We are looking forward to working closer with GSOA on a series of joint initiatives and use our collective expertise to unlock the full potential of 5G and 6G technology towards a future where space-born connectivity is seamlessly integrated with terrestrial 5G/6G networks for the benefit of billions of users worldwide,” says Francisco-Javier Benedicto Ruiz, Acting Director of Connectivity & Secure Communications at ESA.