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New Network Could Compete With Cellular Phone Service

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Jan 11, 2006, 8:40 PM   by (staff)

Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) today fired a shot across the bow of American Cellular carriers, announcing it has placed an order with Boeing for three satellites. The company intends to launch the satellites by 2010 in order to provide mobile voice and data to customers across North and South America. MSV will use additional technology (possibly cellular) on the ground to provide coverage in dense urban areas where satellite signals are weak. The company believes that by the time service launches, that satellite handsets will be about the size and cost of today's mobile phone.

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Wasn't Iridium Like This? SystemShock Jan 12, 2006, 3:46 PM
Some people think this is already how it works.... sw44 Jan 11, 2006, 9:11 PM
A network of repeaters? sangyup81 Jan 12, 2006, 9:56 AM
latency, high power consumption, bad signal.. everywhere scbysnx Jan 12, 2006, 9:48 PM
2010 yeahright Jan 12, 2006, 2:45 PM
Full Coverage Everywhere??? truongn2 Jan 11, 2006, 11:40 PM
i dunno bout it... MoThug666 Jan 12, 2006, 4:03 AM
Data? 3G-> 4G www.bpvwebdesigns.com Jan 11, 2006, 11:07 PM
Spectrum? jds2833 Jan 11, 2006, 9:48 PM
 
 
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