TRANTOR: the evolution from 5G satellite to 6G present at MWC24

  • The project seeks to pave the way for the evolution of 5G satellite networks towards 6G.
  • TRANTOR is supported by leading companies and organizations in the telecommunications sector and funded by the Horizon Europe program.


Madrid, February 23, 2023 – The TRANTOR project, which seeks to accelerate innovation in 5G satellite networks, will once again be present at the Mobile World Congress, February 26-29 in Barcelona.

The project is carried out by a consortium of ten companies and research centers of reference in Spain and Europe: Hispasat, Inster-Grupo Oesía, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Fraunhofer IIS, Indra, RHEA Group, Software Radio Systems (SRS), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), the Université du Luxembourg and Quadsat, consists of the development of technology that enables global Internet access through satellite or non-terrestrial networks (NTN) 5G and 6G.

Visitors to MWC24 will be able to learn more about the TRANTOR project at the stands of CTTC (CS220), Hispasat (6E13) and Fraunhofer Institute (CS50).

With Horizon Europe fundingTRANTOR, the European Union’s (EU) framework program for research and innovation (R&I), TRANTOR’s ultimate goal is to help reduce the European Union’s dependence on third countries for telecommunications, as well as to help operators provide better connectivity to communities around the world.

To this end, TRANTOR proposes in-orbit validation of a complete satellite value chain including automated management of satellite resources across multiple bands, satellites and orbits and a converged radio access network.

This ambitious project, which seeks to pave the way for the evolution of 5G networks towards 6G, is being developed through three distinct but converging areas:

At the core of 5G network and satellite segment management systems, the TRANTOR project develops novel satellite network management solutions, fully integrated into the 3GPP management framework, that enable a significant increase in satellite traffic demands and capacities in a cost-effective, highly dynamic, band- and orbit-agnostic manner.

In parallel, in the user segment, TRANTOR aims to radically increase the flexibility of the access architecture by enabling pre-6G non-terrestrial multiconnectivity. This will be supported by the design of a multi-band and multi-orbit satellite antenna, as well as the development of gNB and UE 5G NTN equipment capable of meeting multi-connectivity needs.

Finally, TRANTOR will introduce security mechanisms into the network that provide resilience to all types of cyber threats, especially those arising from the integrated management and multiconnectivity framework.


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