Light Reading: How, and when, you might connect your smartphone to a satellite

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.

Finally, SpaceX Joining the Direct Satellite-to-Device Race

T-Mobile and SpaceX announced a technology partnership to develop Direct Satellite-to-Smartphone connectivity and offer ubiquitous coverage and network resiliency. This will be an innovative additional feature for the network, but how real is this market opportunity? What are the technology enablers/challenges? Will this cannibalize telco/satellite revenues? Who is ahead in this race? While this is.

Launchers as Strategic Edge to Independence in Space

In the last decade, the launch market has shifted considerably from SpaceX delivering on its promise of high cadence reusable launch and rideshare programs becoming the norm, while more innovative approaches on hundred launchers have been in development.  Yet, launch remains the industry’s bottleneck. SLS has been delayed, pushing Artemis & NASA’s ambition to the.

NSR Report Sees Satellite Capacity Pricing Stabilizing, yet Increasingly Complex Period for Pricing Negotiations

Satellite Operators sit at Capacity Pricing Crossroads with Macroeconomic Headwinds, External Competitive Pressures, and Supply Chain Challenges   Cambridge, MA – May 31st, 2022- NSR’s Satellite Capacity Pricing Index, 8th Edition finds Satellite Operators sitting at a crossroads of multiple macroeconomic headwinds, external competitive pressures, and supply chain challenges, driving need for innovative strategies. As pricing stabilizes.

Tech Target: Starlink coverage can make remote work very remote

“Seamless connection depends on satellite and bandwidth availability,” said Vivek Suresh Prasad, [of] Northern Sky Research (NSR), a market research and consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass., focused on the satellite and space sectors. SpaceX’s first phase is to deploy a network of 4,200-plus satellites, a plan approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the International.