Asia Pacific Satellite Inc announced on the 22nd that it has developed the first system on chip (SoC) including functions of GMR-1 2G/3G satellite communication modem and peripheral device functions of 5G satellite communication modem for the first time in Korea.
Asia Pacific Satellite Inc and Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) completed the task of the broadcasting and communication industry technology development project supported by the Information and Communication Planning and Evaluation Institute (IITP) in 2018 (task title: 'Development of an efficient 5G mobile satellite communication system-on-chip for disaster response'). It is preparing to produce an integrated SoC including all functions of GMR-1 2G/3G and 5G satellite communication modem through the second half of this year. am.
The 5G satellite mobile communication modem chip developed by Asia Pacific Satellite Inc supports the strong candidate standard for next-generation communication IMT-2020, and by using this, it can gain a technological edge in the next-generation communication service construction market. In particular, services using satellite networks or other networks are possible even in areas where terrestrial communication is impossible, such as air, sea, and mountains, where terrestrial communication is not possible, so users or Internet of Things (IoT) terminals can receive communication services without interruption. have
Globally, the LPWA (Low-Power Low-Range)-based narrowband IoT market where 5G satellite mobile communication modem chips can be used is expected to reach $25 billion in sales in 2021 and $75 billion in sales in 2025 (source) : MarketsandMarkets) predicts that by 2022, satellite-based M2M revenue generation will exceed $2 billion worldwide (source: Euroconsult).
An official from Asia Pacific Satellite Inc said, "Through continuous R&D, we will not only develop and manufacture artificial satellites, but also develop core technologies for satellite communication terminals to become a global market-leading innovator in space technology."
On the other hand, Asia Pacific Satellite Inc signed a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. on the 21st to supply standard-equipped computer flight models for next-generation medium-sized satellites No. Through Thuraya Telecommunications Company, various product groups are being introduced in the satellite communication terminal market, such as smart satellite mobile phones.