Over the past couple of decades, vehicles have become smartphones on wheels, with an increasing number of electronic components, chipsets, and devices being connected to a vehicle at any given time. With the advent of electric vehicles, this trend is becoming even more apparent, with what are effectively software-defined cars coming off production lines at.
According to Northern Sky Research, a company that specializes in space sector projections, Musk’s initiative to take famous people into space is a means to an end. “He will take sightseeing flights to develop his spaceships and create reliability, as well as make money from cargo,”
The Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020 was the first major conference to be cancelled because of COVID-19, and MWC21 has been the first major conference to be back, albeit at about 1/3rd of its traditional attendance. Satellite continued to grow in presence at MWC 2021 (proportionally), as MNOs take an increasingly open mind approach to.
“It’s a huge deal that it’s happening now, after seven or eight years and so many delays from launchers, from manufacturers, from funding,” Northern Sky Research analyst Shagun Sachdeva said of the OneWeb launch.