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Elon Musk launches ‘Starlink Direct-to-Phone’ satellites

San Francisco, January 3

Elon Musk has announced the launch of Starlink Direct-to-Phone satellites.

Musk shared a video on X on Wednesday and wrote, “First launch of Starlink Direct-to-Phone satellites.”

Musk also reshared the ‘SpaceX’ post and wrote, “This will allow for mobile phone connectivity anywhere on Earth. Note, this only supports 7 MB per beam and the beams are very big, so while this is a great solution for locations with no cellular connectivity, it is not meaningfully competitive with existing terrestrial cellular networks.”

“The six @Starlink satellites on this mission with direct-to-cell capability will further global connectivity and help to eliminate dead zones –,” SpaceX’s post read.

Starlink Direct-to-Phone satellites will provide mobile phone access anywhere on Earth and also a solution for areas without cellular coverage.

The major goal of the first-ever direct-to-cell satellite by Musk’s company is to give people high-speed network access in remote and rural locations where other networks have issues.

Internet access and cell phone service are expected to be quicker and more dependable. Starlink is a satellite network developed by Musk’s space flight company SpaceX to provide low-cost internet to remote and interior locations.

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