Nov. 7–8, 2019 – Berlin, Germany

Joe Cahill

ST Engineering iDirect, Ireland

Joe has over 20 years experience working in the telecoms industry and is currently working at ST Engineering iDirect (Ireland) Ltd. as a Principal Systems Architect. He has been involved in all aspects of product delivery from requirements gathering, architecture definition, project planning, software & hardware development to solution delivery and support. He joined iDirect in 2017 and is currently working in the areas of Satellite integration into 3GPP network architecture and 5G. Before joining iDirect, Joe worked at Intel for three years where he worked in the areas of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), Virtual RAN (VRAN) and 5G solutions. During this time he also served as vice chair of ETSI MEC Industry Specifications Group (ISG) for over two years during the formation of the ISG.

Prior to Intel, Joe worked at Altobridge, who developed 2G/3G/4G mobile infrastructure solutions for aeronautical, maritime and remote communities to connect the unconnected, and Motorola where he worked on GSM software development.

Based in Ireland, Joe holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering from University of Limerick, Ireland.

Abstract (Joint Presentation with Dr. Christos Politis)

Satellite Integration With 5G And Edge Computing

This presentation addresses satellite integration into 5G and edge computing. It outlines the adoption of standard 3GPP 5G technologies in the satellite core network and addresses the applicability of edge computing in the satellite network. The concepts introduced and discussed within the EU H2020 5G PPP Phase 2 project “SaT5G” (Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G, and the ESA ARTES project “SATis5” (Demonstrator for Satellite-Terrestrial Integration in the 5G Context, Furthermore, the applicability of edge networking concepts in satellite networks is investigated within ESA ARTES project “EdgeSAT” (Edge Network Computing Capabilities for Satellite Remote Terminals,