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SpaceX Starlink Cell Service in the Offering

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Ridgewood NJ, SpaceX filed an application with the US FCC on December 6 for authorization to equip some of its Starlink satellites with direct-to-cellular hardware. The FCC recently authorized SpaceX to launch 7,500 second-generation Starlink satellites before the end of the decade. If the direct-to-cellular hardware is approved, Starlink will be able to provide voice, messaging, and basic web browsing capabilities to mobile devices. SpaceX plans to offer smartphone coverage as soon as 2024.

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