SpaceX will cooperate with telecom operators to connect mobile phones to satellite network service technology
SpaceX, after collaborating with T-Mobile last year to enable smartphones to directly access the internet via satellite signals through the second-generation Starlink satellite network service, will now further collaborate with telecommunications providers to advance mobile connectivity to satellite internet services.
Jonathan Hofeller, Vice President of the Starlink division, anticipates initiating trials for satellite mobile services within the year. Although no specific telecommunications partner has been disclosed, it is likely that T-Mobile will remain the collaborator of choice.
Currently, Starlink utilizes V2 Mini as a mobile base station, boasting seamless connectivity to network signals across the globe. This allows for effortless internet access even in regions where traditional mobile base stations and network signals are challenging to establish.
At this stage, the majority of telecommunications providers maintain a positive outlook on satellite internet services. They believe that these services can address the shortcomings of traditional base stations and network infrastructure, while promoting the development of various IoT device applications through constant connectivity, such as autonomous vehicles and robotic systems.