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Vodafone, Rakuten back SpaceMobile satellite-based broadband venture

Tuesday 3 March 2020 | 09:36 CET | News
Vodafone and Japan's Rakuten have become the new lead investors in a venture to expand mobile coverage using a mobile broadband network that will be broadcast from space. The low-Earth-orbit (LEO), low-latency satellite network from Texas-based AST & Science has been dubbed SpaceMobile and is aiming to be the first in the world to connect directly to standard smartphones, said Vodafone in a statement.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Rakuten / Vodafone
Countries: World
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