Globalstar Gets Approval For Terrestrial Service
Jan 24, 2006, 1:41 PM by (staff)
Satellite phones provider Globalstar has received permission from the FCC to add a terrestrial component to their service. The company can now use a portion of its spectrum for terrestrial base stations that will provide service to urban areas satellite phone signals normally cannot reach. Once base stations are installed, Globalstar will offer a modified version of current satellite / cellular dual mode handsets to take advantage of the new infrastructure. Globalstar is not the only company looking at this technology, Mobile Satellite Ventures recently announced they plan to offer a similar service.
Garmin inReach Brings Satellite Messaging to Your Phone
Garmin this week announced its inReach series of satellite communicators. These standalone handheld devices can also be paired with any Android, iOS or Windows 10 smartphone to provide satellite-based text messaging and GPS mapping on your phone even where there is no cellular coverage.
FCC Officially Approves AT&T/DirecTV Acquisition
The FCC today gave formal approval to AT&T's proposed acquisition of satellite TV provider DirecTV. The FCC believes that as long as AT&T adheres to the conditions of the deal, it will serve the broader public interest.
AT&T Settles with FCC Over Microwave License Violations
The FCC today said AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $450,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires.
Transit Wireless Brings Service to 20 Stations In the Bronx
Transit Wireless today said it has completed Phase 4 of its project to bring cellular and WiFi service to subway stations across New York City. Phase 4 adds coverage to 20 stations in the Bronx, as well as 17 stations in Manhattan.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
Seems a dual mode phone would make more sense
to have dual mode phones are very good, but there needs to be more coverage and cellular coverage in doors and in many places are hurting. perhaps satelite can help.
What does everyone think?