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Is Rogers Wavering on SpaceX’s Direct-to-Cell Service? (Updated)

Direct to cell. Direct t0 device. Direct to smartphone. Image credit: SpaceX, Rogers.

SpaceX’s Starlink is slowly getting closer to rolling out direct-to-smartphone satellite telephony in Canada and elsewhere, with several key milestones being hit in the last few months. In Canada, their terrestrial partner for providing those capabilities will be Rogers, but questions still exist as to when and how these capabilities will be implemented, and why Rogers seems to be hedging their bets on whether to …

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Xplore, SpaceX Ready Satellite Internet Bids for 43,000 Northern Ontario Homes and Businesses

Starlink satellites in orbit prior to deployment.

New Brunswick-based Xplore Inc. and SpaceX's Canadian office have both been tapped for offers to provide satellite Internet service to 43,000 homes and businesses in Ontario. It's part of program from the Government of Ontario that it says will see the province invest "nearly $4 billion to bring reliable high-speed internet access to every community across the province by the end of 2025."  This page …

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Rogers Signs Satellite-to-Smartphone Deals with Lynk and SpaceX

The SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on January 6, 2022 of 49 Starlink satellites, Group 4-5

Canadian telecommunications giant Rogers has announced that they are going to be working with two different satellite companies to offer direct satellite-to-smartphone coverage starting in 2024, according to a pair of press releases on April 26th. They’ll be partnering with both satellite telephony newcomer Lynk Global and SpaceX’s Starlink service to provide the coverage. 

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