SpaceX and T-mobile to Announce Plans That Boost Connectivity

By Reuters
August 24, 2022 Updated: August 25, 2022

Rocket maker SpaceX said on Wednesday that founder Elon Musk and T-Mobile’s Chief Executive Officer Mike Sievert would announce plans to increase connectivity on Thursday.

Musk, SpaceX chief and the world’s richest person, said in a tweet that it will be “something special.”

SpaceX’s satellite communications division Starlink is launching a mega-constellation of satellites to low Earth orbit with the aim of providing internet connectivity to underserved regions of the world.

SpaceX has steadily launched some 2,700 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit since 2019 and has amassed hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

Competition in the low-Earth orbiting satellite internet sector is fierce between SpaceX, satellite operator OneWeb, and Jeff Bezos’s Kuiper project, a unit of e-commerce giant Inc.