CGI CarnotSat enables accelerated delivery of 5G, reduces the costs of rolling out large scale and rural networks and enables the introduction of new hybrid applications for example connected cars or IoT.


Planning and deployment of heterogeneous terrestrial/satellite networks

CGI CarnotSat is a software tool that allows Mobile Network Operators to carry out scenario based modelling and to explore use cases across vertical markets. CGI CarnotSat can create new or augmented network designs with any backhaul solution, including satellites, microwave backhaul and fibre.

These designs can then be analysed for cost and performance versus business goals. The tool will show where bringing satellite communications into a 4G or 5G network can provide reduced time to market, wider geographical coverage, at a lower cost and improve network performance.


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CGI CarnotSat is a computer aided radio network optimisation tool.  It can help you:

  • Deliver a single source of backhaul options.
  • Identify where satellite backhaul could lower costs and improve coverage.
  • Contribute to new differentiated services.
  • Support network optimisation using satellites.
  • Support the development of new use case solutions.
  • Create a more responsive service delivery model.
  • Demonstrate at scale how satellite connectivity could increase revenues for network operators.


"Space for 5G is a matter of strategic importance for the European Space Agency” Georgios Ziaragkas, Technical Officer for CarnotSat at ESA


CGI CarnotSat was developed after talking to mobile network operators and other key stakeholders for 5G.

There are many locations both in the UK and globally that don’t have sufficient access to terrestrial connectivity in order to support 100% 5G coverage and CGI CarnotSat provides 5G planners with the tool-set they need to achieve it.


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