written by reader cell phone towers

By 7921000, January 18, 2021

Don’t you think cell phone towers will soon be replaced by satellites ????

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
January 19, 2021 8:16 am

No.

Existing LEO satellites will provide some backhaul to allow for better service in areas without fiber connections, but everything I read tells me we’re a long way away from competitive bandwidth for mobile devices being delivered from orbit.

It may well get here someday, but for now the big market for satellite internet is fixed broadband, with small satellite dishes, and with those satellite base stations helping to propagate terrestrial WiFi6 or 5G signals to billions of internet-connected devices.

I could be wrong and breakthroughs are always possible, of course, but that’s how I see it.

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