Direct-to-cell connectivity could be a gamechanger for both satellite and telecom industries, yet the paths to getting there, and making money, could be quite different.
Constellations spoke with Chris Quilty, partner in Quilty Analytics, about the growing list of companies that have announced plans, including SpaceX and T-Mobile, Globalstar and Apple, Iridium, along with startups AST SpaceMobile and Lynk Global. Quilty discussed the breakthrough potential as well as the financial, technical and regulatory challenges of the different approaches.
For an industry historically “cursed” by low volume, Quilty said . . .
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