We've been talking for a while now about how Starlink, the company founded by Elon Musk The company, which relies on satellites to provide internet connectivity, aims to radically change our approach to connectivity.
In the fixed network, the Starlink internet network is already a reality, since the company's system has also been available by subscription in Italy for several years. The new frontier Starlink is working on is Straight to the cellor the possibility of extension Satellite connectivity also on mobile devices.
It is precisely in this context that some have arrived important newswith Starlink announcing that the project was successfully completed first exchange of messages between smartphones via satellite network.
SpaceX satellites therefore activated two iPhones Exchange gods Text message. As you can see from the picture Downstairs, the two iPhones exchanged simple text messages about how innovative and robust the satellite network over which they were exchanging messages was.
Last week Starlink i first six satellites which have the specific task of providing a satellite connection to mobile devices. Starlink refers to these devices as cell towers in space, and they're not entirely wrong. The company also described how the satellite connection between mobile devices works much more complicated compared to what is managed by terrestrial towers, since they are by definition satellites they move continuously.
The point in favor of this solution is undoubtedly the possibility of having it Mobile connection everywhereeven in areas where land juts out they are not present or down for some reason. This is the same added value in connectivity that Starlink offers for landline devices, for example for home use.
Starlink's new feature will be a first job in the United States, with several US operators also allowing smartphones to connect via satellite. In 2025, Starlink plans to expand support to Calls and to surf the Internet via satellite network.