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AST SpaceMobile Cleared to Test Its Cellular-From-Space Tech in US

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May 5, 2022, 2:02 PM   by Rich Brome

The FCC has issued the necessary licenses that will allow AST SpaceMobile to launch and test its unique direct-from-space cellular service within the US. Unlike existing satellite-phone technology, AST's BlueWalker 3 test satellite is designed to communicate directly with off-the-shelf mobile phones using standard cellular technologies like 4G, and standard cellular frequencies. The service is intended to provide service where or when cellular networks are not available.



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May 6, 2022, 1:43 AM

This Will Be a Game Changer

The reason most of us older folks bought cellphones in the first place was to have a way to contact someone in an emergency situation and vice versa. However, as network technology has improved, network coverage in certain areas has actually shrunk. I look forward to a time when you can make a call essentially anywhere outside.
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