Telus, TerreStar Solutions and Skylo have conducted a successful trial to bring direct satellite connectivity to customers in Canada. The three companies announced details of the trial in Canada on Nov. 1. The trial paves the way to eliminate no-coverage zones and providing ubiquitous connectivity across Canada.
In the trial, satellite connectivity was used to conduct voice calls, and in partnership with Skylo, send text messages between smartphones, and connect to IoT devices. As chipset manufacturers look to equip the next generation of smartphones with 5G satellite capabilities, Telus is exploring these solutions with hopes of introducing these devices to customers in 2024.
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