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brooks7
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brooks7,
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3/13/2019 | 3:59:35 PM
Re: If their technology works
@macemoneta,

I am always skeptical of these things.  I have no claims to make here.  I can see how it would work from the satellite downward.  Up from the phone, I have no idea...they must have one heck of a receiver in that satellite.  Because they are suggesting receiving transmissions many times the distance to any cell tower.

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macemoneta
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macemoneta,
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3/13/2019 | 11:01:05 AM
Re: If their technology works
I understand what they wrote. If they could get the standard bands to traverse 300 miles to LEO, that would have much more significance to terrestrial communication. I'm pretty sure they'd be violating Shannon's Law. I'll believe it when I see (and test) it.
brooks7
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3/13/2019 | 10:51:40 AM
Re: If their technology works
@macemoneta,

From the article:  

"Our technology solves both of those issues so that you can connect to the standard phone in anybody's pocket everywhere," Miller said."

"UbiquitiLink already successfully tested transmissions using 2G signals earlier this year, and this summer it will test a range of 4G signals (basically LTE in every band between 700MHz-960MHz)."

Emphasis is mine.  This is a clearly a Low Earth Orbit solution.   Not my claim, just pointing out what was written.

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macemoneta
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macemoneta,
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3/12/2019 | 9:14:14 PM
Re: If their technology works
I don't know any smartphones with built-in Ku-band transceivers.
brooks7
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3/12/2019 | 9:06:57 PM
Re: If their technology works
@macemoneta,

The article states that the company claims that there are no changes required to the cellphones.

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macemoneta
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macemoneta,
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3/12/2019 | 4:19:45 PM
If their technology works
If their technology works, they'd do better to partner with one of the larger constellations - OneWeb or StarLink. It's doubful that they could convince smartphone manufacturers to include their technology otherwise.


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