New Network Could Compete With Cellular Phone Service
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.
Aug 16, 2017
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
Jul 23, 2018
Qualcomm today announced new antennas that will bring mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G to mobile devices such as smartphones. The QTM052 mmWave module and QPM5xx sub-6 GHz RF module are compact enough that they are suitable for phones.
Mar 13, 2019
Verizon's first standards-compliant mobile 5G network will launch in select areas of Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11th. 5G service will cost an extra $10/month.
Mar 18, 2020
Virginia startup Lynk Global has successfully demonstrated new technology that allows satellites in low-earth orbit to communicate directly with standard, unmodified mobile phones on the ground. In multiple verified tests starting February 24th, Lynk was able to broadcast an emergency alert containing a text message from one of its test platforms orbiting in space, using standard GSM technology, which was successfully received by an off-the-shelf Android phone in the Falkland Islands.
Wasn't Iridium Like This?
I heard that didn't work out so well.
Some people think this is already how it works....
I just see Verizon and Cingular buying them out. Cant have that kind of competition ;)
A network of repeaters?
That's the only way I see them getting building covereage
If you read the info, you'd see the company talks about using cellular coverage in densely populated areas. 🙄
latency, high power consumption, bad signal.. everywhere
Full Coverage Everywhere???
Sometime it is when you need your phone for emergency. So if this means full coverage everywhere, I am definately signing up.
i dunno bout it...
Data? 3G-> 4G
Financally for data I think the overload/latency factor would make this service too expensive for the common consumer. I can only see this being used for business purposes intially. Data is the way the mobile industry is trending, this seems like a step in the wrong direction to me. Although this would be good for rural voice roaming!