Today’s iPhones and Androids cannot communicate directly with satellites in space. Instead, they must connect to nearby cell towers on the ground. But that may soon change. A large range of companies – from tiny startups to some of the biggest corporations on Earth – are racing each other to connect regular smartphones directly to.
Analysys Mason, a world-leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT), today announced the acquisition of Northern Sky Research (NSR), a specialist satellite and space research and consulting firm. Founded in 2000, NSR is a prominent global provider of satellite and space market research and consulting services specialising in the analysis of growth.
As Starlink seeks link to planes, trucks & other moving vehicles, [NSR] told Space News that Inmarsat, SES and Intelsat are among the satellite players that could face disruption from SpaceX’s mobile-facing plans. SpaceX believes it can support moving vehicles without a huge overhaul of its technologies and platform, noting that each ESIM is “electrically.