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Blog Editor’s Note: This is a really interesting idea that could add greatly to a comprehensive PNT architecture. The key will be ensuring the foundations upon which 5G infrastructure is built, things like timing, are rock solid. Right now a lot of telecom networks rely very heavily on timing that can be ultimately traced to GNSS.

ESA seeks proposals to demo 5G positioning, timing

October 12, 2020  – By 

Information webinar set for Oct. 21

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched a call for proposals to demonstrate the capabilities of new 5G cellular networks to support positioning and timing applications to complement satellite navigation.

5G will bring higher speed, larger traffic capacity and ultra low-latency (or signal delay) communications. 5G will also usher in a range of new possibilities for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT).