«Voice of Satellite Industry» is a series of online video interviews with the leading experts in satcom and telecom industries on the hot topics related to the use of satellite in all spheres of human life and economy.

This time we will speak about the hottest topic in the telecom industry – 5G. Unlike previous mobile network generations satellite now is expecting to become an integral part of the 5G ecosystem. Satellite for the first time is embedded into a mobile network architecture at the standard level. An organization responsible for elaborating the standards for 5G is The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

In the interview below Mr. Andrey Kirillovich, Director of Integration Projects, RSCC speaks with Mr. Sasha Sirotkin, Vice-chairman of RAN3 working group, 3GPP about the inclusion of satellite connectivity into a 5G standard.