Posts tagged with: mobile satellite ventures

OQ Technology could augment private cellular networks with satellite NB-IoT

Luxemburg-based OQ Technology had a successful launch of its first low earth orbit (LEO) satellite Wednesday, as the company targets narrow band IoT connectivity for verticals, and could potentially augment private cellular networks. OQ is one of several LEO satellite...

AST’s satellite service connects directly to cell phones on carriers’ networks

Rakuten Mobile has pledged to serve 100% of the Japanese population with its wireless service. But the company has come up against the stark reality that mobile operators in the U.S. have faced for years: It’s a lot more expensive to...

Rakuten Mobile’s got a math problem: Editor’s Corner

I’m a reporter, so by definition, I’m terrible at math. (I wasn’t always bad at math, but once I became a reporter and surrounded myself with people all saying that reporters are bad at math, I joined in that self-fulfilling...

With SpaceX winning RDOF funds, 2021 could be the year satellite broadband lifts off

2021 could be the year when the United States finally gets serious about closing the digital divide. And satellite might end up playing a big role. In early December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the results of its Rural Digital...