Direct-to-device made a huge splash in satellite last year. First, with Starlink’s partnership with T-Mobile to expand coverage through its 2nd generation constellation. Apple followed not long after, investing $450 million into a similar deal with Globalstar. AST Space Mobile’s BlueWalker-3 satellite launched, unfolding its 700 square foot antenna to test technologies for an upcoming.
Direct Satellite to Mobile Devices Attracting 400 Million Subscribers in Next Decade Cambridge, MA – October 19, 2021 – NSR’s 5G via Satellite, 2nd Edition report, launched today, sees 5G access protocols that incorporate Non-Terrestrial Networks will attract 100s of millions of Smartphones and IoT devices to satellite networks by the decade’s close. Beyond traditional Telco areas, multiple segments show accelerated growth from transition to 5G, generating $125.5 Billion in cumulative service revenues. While COVID-19 may increase demand, delaying 3GPP Release 17, key actors in the.