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SpaceX and T-Mobile join forces to combine satellite internet and 5G

Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX and Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile Us Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS), plan to “expand connectivity.”

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The joint event, hosted by the two companies, will be streamed live today at 7:00 pm CST. Although the details of the announcement are not yet known, the CEO Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Highly Appreciated Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR).

One of the main advantages of SpaceX satellite internet, star linkcompared to T-Mobile is that it does not depend on any terrestrial infrastructure, which allows it to provide communication even in areas affected by natural disasters.

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Musk demonstrated this in March by sending thousands of Starlink devices to Ukraine shortly after the Russian invasion to restore internet connectivity in areas hardest hit by the conflict. A deal between SpaceX and T-Mobile could improve service in underserved rural areas of the US.

If the project involves some kind of Internet proposal in space, this will not be the first time. Indeed, the space broadband cellular networkAST SpaceMobile Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTS) is already available on standard smartphones, providing 4G/5G connectivity anywhere in the world.

Click here to access the link to the live stream of the event.

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