[FoRK] Canadian firm plans 78-satellite Net service

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Thu Jan 20 09:17:04 PST 2011


On 1/20/11 1:32 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> (at long last, somebody has gotten it mostly right -- here's hoping the birds
> fly)
>
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20028859-264.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
>
> Canadian firm plans 78-satellite Net service
>
> by Stephen Shankland
>
> MSCI's CommStellation Microsat (Credit: MSCI)
>
> A Canadian satellite maker plans to launch a network of 78 small, relatively
> low-flying satellites designed to help relieve network congestion that's
> significantly dampening smartphone enthusiasm.
>
Leos at last!  If they actually get up there.  Tying into cell networks is a great idea.  They should also supply to regional / 
independent Wifi / WiMax / LTE base stations.  And it should be possible to tie in directly if needed for true remote access.  That 
equipment could easily lock onto cell networks when available.

sdw
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