Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

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Qualcomm has introduced assist for its Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc two-way messaging resolution from smartphone producers Honor, Motorola, Nothing, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi at Cell World Congress (MWC). 

Initially out there on gadgets based mostly on the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, Qualcomm says that Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc, which was introduced at CES 2023, will likely be out there throughout “all upcoming 5G Modem-RF methods and Snapdragon Cell Platform tiers (from 8- to 4-tier)” going ahead. This assist will enable satellite tv for pc connectivity to increase past smartphones to different system classes, together with compute, automotive, and IoT sectors, the corporate says. 

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There is not any indication, but, of the precise gadgets that Qualcomm’s newly introduced satellite tv for pc smartphone companions will launch.

Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc presents two-way messaging for emergency use and SMS texting when a mobile or Wi-Fi connection is just not out there. It makes use of the Iridium constellation of LEO (low-Earth orbit) satellites, which supplies pole-to-pole protection and makes use of L-band spectrum. 

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“Our long-standing relationships with Honor, Motorola, Nothing, OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi are rooted in improvements and delivering distinctive connectivity experiences to shoppers,” stated Francesco Grilli, vice chairman of product administration at Qualcomm, in a press release. “By incorporating Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc into next-generation gadgets, our companions will be capable of provide satellite tv for pc messaging capabilities because of a mature and commercially out there international LEO constellation, which may enable subscribers around the globe to speak outdoor with emergency service suppliers, in addition to household and buddies.” 

Satellite tv for pc connectivity on smartphones is increasing rapidly: Apple’s Emergency SOS and location-tracking service, which makes use of the Globalstar LEO constellation, is now out there on iPhone 14 fashions within the US, Canada, France, Germany, Eire and the UK; and Bullitt Group has stolen a march on Qualcomm within the Android house with its launch of Bullitt Satellite tv for pc Join (BSC) and the rugged Cat S75 handset, together with the Motorola Defy Satellite tv for pc Hyperlink, a Bluetooth system that provides satellite tv for pc comms to any latest iPhone or Android handset. BSC makes use of geostationary (GEO) satellites from Inmarsat and EchoStar.

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