Airbus

Description

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 59 billion restated for IFRS 15 and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

5G Representative

Chris Ward, Head of Space R&D, UK Space Systems

Roke

Description

Roke Manor Research is a world-class electronics engineering consultancy. We enable our clients to maximise their investments in science and technology. Trusted by government and industrial partners worldwide, we deliver technology-based R&D services, provide independent advice, and solve technically challenging problems.

5G Representative

Simon Atkinson, Head of Space and PNT

University of Portsmouth

Description

We’re a new breed of university – a breath of fresh air in the academic world – where everyone gets the support they need to achieve their best. We’re always discovering. Through the work we do, we engage with our community and world beyond our hometown. We don’t fit the mould, we break it. We educate and transform the lives of our students and the people around us. We recruit students for their promise and potential and for where they want to go. We stand out, not just in the UK but in the world, in innovation and research. Just as the world keeps moving, so do we. We’re closely involved with our local community and we take our ideas out into the global marketplace. We partner with business, industry and government to help improve, navigate and set the course for a better future.

5G Representative

Dr David Hutchinson, Head of Technology Innovation and Dr Chris Worrall, Innovation Director

BT

Description

BT are one of the world’s leading communications services companies. The services we sell are integral to modern life.

Our purpose is as simple as it is ambitious: to use the power of communications to make a better world.

5G Representative

Jon Wakeling, Alternative Technology Exploitation

University of Surrey

Description

The University of Surrey’s £100million 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is the world’s largest industry-academic research centre dedicated to the development of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications.  Its testbed can now support more than one million users – the largest capacity 5G test network for research, innovation and development in the world. Alongside this, the University’s heritage in small satellite innovation and its long-term strategic partnership with SSTL – the world’s largest innovator and manufacturer of small satellites – gives it a unique combination of competences that are almost impossible to replicate.

5G Representative

Prof Rahim Tafazolli, Director of the 5G innovation centre

Avanti

Description

Avanti Communications is a UK based satellite operator that provides extensive coverage of the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa through our HYLAS satellite fleet. We’ve invested $1.2 billion in the latest Ka-band satellite technology and shaped it to meet our customers’ aspirations. With market-leading products, we work with local and international service providers to connect homes, grow businesses, extend mobile networks and work closely with governments.

5G Representative

Omar Iqbal, CTO Advisor

avanti@horizons5g.com

5G Aspirations

Avanti vision is that converged satellite and terrestrial 5G Services will open new markets and extend existing ones. We believe our strengths in ubiquity, mobility, resilience and broadcast can support propositions for network extension and offload, content delivery, mission critical applications, massive machine networks and on mobile platforms. We aim to create partnerships that can deliver transformative 5G propositions building on our success with large satellite enabled 4G deployments.

Methera Global

Description

At Methera Global Communications, our mission is to enable governments, telecom companies and internet service providers to deliver digital applications with fibre speeds to areas of the world where it is uneconomic or impracticable to build fibre networks. Our unique constellation of MEO satellites will deliver never before seen speeds at costs that will be more competitive with fibre networked solutions.

5G Representative

Christopher McIntosh, CEO