SpaceX: 50+ telcos have contacted us about signing T-Mobile-type satellite-to-cell service deals in their territories

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — More than 50 mobile network operators around the world have  solicited SpaceX Starlink to discuss T-Mobile-type partnerships for direct satellite-to-smartphone services on their territories, SpaceX Senior Director Sara Spangelo said.

The apparently unprompted inquiries are expected to lead to agreements with several by the end of this year or soon after, Spangelo said.

“We are trying to move as quickly as we can… to get everybody on-boarded so that by the time we offer the service we have regulatory . . .

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