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First space-based 5G call promises coverage across the globe

By Amal Jos Chacko


“These moments are extraordinary milestones in telecommunications history. These first-of-a-kind innovations would not be possible without ecosystem-wide collaboration. “

A Texas-based company announced the achievement of an unprecedented feat in the realm of telecommunications in a press statement.

AST SpaceMobile, Inc., demonstrated its space-based 5G connectivity technology on 8th September, 2023, by placing a call from an unmodified Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone in Maui, Hawaii, to a Vodafone engineer in Madrid, Spain.

This breakthrough promises to redefine the way we communicate and has the potential to bring the world closer together through enhanced connectivity.

Earlier this year, the company made headlines by successfully testing its satellite by beaming 4G signals to smartphones…


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