Technology Tidbits for Local Communities


If you are an area subscriber to T-Mobile cell phone service, you may want to make a note of this news tidbits for next year.

T-Mobile US and satellite broadband company Starlink announced this week a partnership that sees SpaceX’s Starlink using T-Mobile mid-band spectrum to deliver ubiquitous satellite-based text messaging capabilities for T-Mobile customers.

The heads of both companies announced the deal late Thursday, Aug. 25 amidst the backdrop of SpaceX’s launch facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, near Brownsville.

Starlink operates a small but growing constellation of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites which provide ground-based customers with high-speed Internet access using terminals and phased array antennas. That’s Starlink version 1. Starlink V2 will be a new 5G network using a section of T-Mobile US’ midband PCS spectrum, broadcast using Starlink satellites and compatible with existing 5G smartphones, the companies said.

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