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AST SpaceMobile has unveiled its space-based 5G broadband capabilities, achieving a new data rate of 14 Mbps, following successful 4G tests with AT&T and Vodafone. This was accomplished using the BlueWalker 3 satellite, in partnership with Vodafone, AT&T, and Nokia. This advancement underscores the potential of bridging 4G and 5G connectivity gaps globally. AST SpaceMobile’s patented technology will also be integral to their commercial satellites, with the first five set for a Q1 2024 launch.
The world of 5G spectrum deployment has witnessed dramatic developments with Verizon securing a robust early advantage, T-Mobile navigating bureaucratic challenges, and AT&T’s mysterious silence. The tale unfolds around the ambitious $10 billion C-Band project and how it’s shaping the future of 5G in the U.S., with giants like Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T playing their strategic moves in this intricate game of telecommunication chess.
AT&T is formalizing plans to lease spectrum to AST SpaceMobile in order to bolster its coverage using satellite connectivity. This move aims to integrate satellite connectivity into AT&T’s mobile access technologies, expanding its coverage to unserved and underserved areas. AST SpaceMobile plans to launch its satellite constellation in early 2024, pending necessary approvals and funding.
The GSMA announced a new industry-wide initiative called GSMA Open Gateway, a framework of universal network Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs), designed to provide universal access to operator networks for developers. Launched with the support of 21 mobile network operators, the move is aimed at changing the way the telecoms industry designs and delivers services in an API economy world.
In this edition of the 5G Magazine, we take a reality check focusing on the actual use cases and applications being deployed across industry verticals, the related ecosystem players, and what value 5G is adding to the corresponding use cases and applications.
In today’s world, the network’s security is of prime importance. It’s on the top of the mind of everyone, be it the CEO, CSIO, the CTO, or the CMO. Moreover, it’s an important topic in all boardroom conversations as glitches in security will impact the brand.”
AT&T and VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, have launched a study that intends to combine 5G with virtual reality and augmented reality (VR and AR) to test if it can help reduce chronic pain and anxiety for certain hospice patients.
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