PREMIUM – New satellite technology puts telecom firms on notice

24 Mar, 2024 - 00:03 0 Views
PREMIUM – New satellite technology puts telecom firms on notice

The Sunday Mail

PREMIUM

“Late last year, China, for example, announced that it had completed the initial setup of its first high-orbit satellite communication network, which is expected to provide a satellite internet service within its borders and beyond. What is ominous for the telecommunications industry is that the Asian giant last year became the first country to offer smartphones with satellite-calling features.”

 Tawanda Musarurwa

STARLINK, a subsidiary of the Elon Musk-controlled SpaceX, has already “expressed interest in offering services in Zimbabwe”, according to the Postal Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz), and this has put the telecommunications industry on notice.

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