Tell Your Self-Driving Car Where to Turn Next … From Outer Space
“We believe satellite has a big role to play in 5G. Satellite is being increasingly used for 4G networks, so we expect that to be extended into 5G.”
That, says Evans, will leave large chunks in developed nations that won’t be connected with 5G. “You’re not going to connect Times Square by satellite,”. In semi-urban areas, though, satellites might make sense.
That doesn’t mean we’ll all be using satellite internet in the future. “Satellite internet will remain a niche for now,”. Still, even a jump from, say, 1 percent of the market share to 3 percent would represent a significant leap forward for the space industry.