Samsung: Internet Connectivity From Outer Space


Several companies have proposed solutions that can meet the bandwidth insist for mobile connections. Samsung envisions a group of satellites can offer connectivity to five billion people with latency alike to that of earthly systems. Space Internet should have download speeds and upload speeds in surplus of Tbps (about 1.000 Gbps). More and extra people are connecting to the Internet with their mobile devices to chat stream music and watch videos.

In about 10 years data traffic has grown at a phenomenal rate. In 2013 was approved an exabytes/month in 2018 will surpass 10 exabytes/month and if the trend will remain unchanged we will reach a zettabyte/month (one billion terabytes/month) in 2028. To meet such a demand will must use networks 5G and 6G but that means invading the city with thousands of high-frequency antennas. Space Internet may be the best answer.

Samsung Space Internet

The research middle in Texas Samsung suggests placing 4,600 micro satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) or at a coldness of between 160 and 2,000 km from the Earth. This will decrease the latency (the time it takes the signal to reach and return from the satellite) a very important parameter for services such as video calls and online games.

Each connection uplink downlink and inter-satellite links operate at speeds of the order of Tbps. The whole system could give a capacity of 200 GB / month for 5 billion people combining Space Internet with other communication technologies 5G, 6G, Terabit WiFi, etc. Samsung is therefore proposing the creation of an architecture wireless MCC (Multi Communication Core) that can connect the entire human race by 2030.