AT&T phone home? Well, sort of. AST SpaceMobile, the cellular satellite company backed by the mobile carrier, placed a satellite call over 5G. It’s the “first ever” 5G connection between an unmodified smartphone and a space satellite. On September 8, AST SpaceMobile used a Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone in a wireless dead zone in Maui,…
British mobile operator Vodafone wants to expand its 4G and 5G coverage with the help of Amazon’s low-Earth orbit satellite constellation, Project Kuiper. Vodafone wants to use Project Kuiper’s high-bandwidth, low-latency network to improve connectivity services in Africa and Europe, two areas where the company has high concentrations of customers. In addition, the partnership would…
AST SpaceMobile made history today by placing the first-ever space-based voice call using a standard, unmodified smartphone.