2023 will be a key year for telecommunications. Starlink, the satellite internet of Elon Musk, will reach smartphones worldwide, after the partnership between SpaceX and T-Mobile.
This year there will be the first tests with the satellite-to-cellular service, as confirmed Jonathan Hoffeller, Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Starlink at SpaceX.
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Hofeller’s remarks were made during the Satellite 2023 conference, in Washington, according to CNBC.
“We are going to learn a lot by doing, not necessarily over-analyzing, and getting out,” said the executive from Elon Musk’s company.
More than a million people have Elon Musk’s satellite internet
Currently, Starlink offers its satellite Internet service to more than a million people in much of the world, according to Hofeller. The novelty is in giving way to smartphones globally.
In the words of the executive, the goal is “to end mobile dead zones.” Thus, the use of huge satellite phones will decrease, ushering in the Starlink era, thanks to SpaceX’s partnership with T-Mobile.
there is not yet a specific date for the start of the tests, much less the value of the service.
V2 Mini satellites, at the forefront of the new constellation
starlink has more than 4 thousand satellites in orbit, focusing now on the launch of the V2 Mini, much more powerful than the traditional ones, quadrupling the capacity of the previous generation.
“(Thanks to them) Starlink can provide more bandwidth with greater reliability, connecting millions more people around the world with high-speed Internet.
According to Hoffeller, SpaceX is making six satellites a day, in addition to thousands of user terminals per day.
The V2 Mini are taken into space by the Falcon rockets from Elon Musk’s company. However, it is quite possible that the imminent launch of the gigantic Starship the size and capacity of the V2 is greater.