SpaceX gets approval for the 7,500th launch Starlink Satellites Federal Communications Commission on December 1st. The FCC has partially approved SpaceX’s application, in which the company aims to launch 30,000 “Gen2” Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit.
“Our work will allow SpaceX to begin deployment of Gen2 Starlink, which will bring the next generation of satellite broadband to Americans across the country, including those who live and work in areas traditionally unserved or deprived of ground systems,” the FCC wrote. .
This approval by the FCC is very important to me recently Announcing a partnership between SpaceX and T-Mobile Back in August. Dubbed Coverage Above & Beyond, the two companies aim to use Starlink’s Gen2 satellites with T-Mobile’s mid-band spectrum — roughly equivalent to their own 3G network.
Note that the connection will be 2 to 4 megabits per cellular area, so it will work great for texting and voice calls, but not high bandwidth
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 26, 2022
As Elon Musk points out, those speeds are mainly only useful for texting and voice calling, but they have the potential to eliminate mobile dead zones in “more than half a million square miles of the United States.”
“The important thing about this is that it means there are no dead zones anywhere in the world for your cell phone,” Musk said. “We’re very excited to be doing this with T-Mobile.”
A T-Mobile spokesperson, too He explained this with The Washington Post.
“We don’t claim to cover rural America with this,” said a T-Mobile spokesperson. “This partnership is about pushing the boundaries of today’s cellular networks and wireless industry to eliminate mobile dead zones that are often the result of land use limitations, terrain limits, and America’s sheer vastness.”
According to the announcement, “The vast majority of smartphones already on T-Mobile’s network will be compatible with the new service using the on-device radio. There is no additional equipment to purchase. It just works.”
The feature, according to T-Mobile CEO Mike Seifert, will be included in the company’s “most popular” wireless plans.
Tesla smart phone
On the topic of mobile phones and musk, Twitter’s CEO recently claimed that Apple was threatening to remove Twitter from its App Store.
Apple also threatened to block Twitter from its App Store, but didn’t tell us why
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022
This was clarified two days later, with Elon Musk tweeting that the “misunderstanding” had been “resolved.”
good conversation. Among other things, we have resolved a misunderstanding about the possible removal of Twitter from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing this.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 30, 2022
The controversy – if it can be called that – sparked an interesting sentiment to which Musk responded: making his own smartphone.
I certainly hope it doesn’t, but, yeah, if there’s no other option, I’ll make a replacement phone
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
Rumors have been circulating since early 2021 about a Tesla smartphone, often referred to as the Pi model or Pi phone. Tesla and Musk have been remarkably quiet on the subject, but that hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from speculating about the features. Some seem likely, such as satellite internet, vehicle control features in Tesla models, and even astrophotography—powerful AI-assisted cameras to photograph the night sky. Other speculations are arguably far-fetched: solar charging, crypto mining, outreach to settlers on Mars, and support for Neuralink to name a few.
Neuralink: Communication with the Brain
Neuralink is another of Musk’s projects – Implants that allow the human brain to communicate with a computer. Neuralink is seeking government approval to begin testing in humans. The company tested the implants on monkeys at the University of California, Davis Primate Center (UC Davis) earlier this year.
Neuralink highlighted a monkey playing the computer game “Pong” in April with the implant but it was Forcing them to respond to accusations of animal cruelty After a US nonprofit sent a letter to the US Department of Agriculture. Neuralink confirmed that the monkeys died during the testing but asserted that no animal cruelty occurred and that “all new medical devices and treatments must be tested on animals before they can be ethically tested in humans.”
Maybe it’s Twitter on YouTube
Another industry besides mobile phone manufacturers that Musk might get into is video hosting. Twitter currently only allows video files It reaches 512MB and requires longer videos to be cropped to 2 minutes and 20 seconds. A currently unverified source, “Wong,” stated this Twitter Blue will increase these limits to 2 GB and 2 hours — leaving some to wonder if Musk intends to take on the juggernaut that is YouTube.
– T(w)itter Takeover News (TitterTakeover) November 30, 2022
Twitter Blue Labs – Early Access Testing Program – It lists longer video uploads among its features at 10 minutes but you might see a big boost to that time if “Wong” is correct.
Regardless of speculation about which industry Musk will enter next, his latest venture, Twittertrying to co-opt the companies after that Losing half of its top advertisers In the weeks following his assumption of office. Advertising accounts for nearly 90% of Twitter’s revenue, leaving the social media company with little choice but to motivate brands to come back.
According to The Wall Street JournalTwitter’s new plan is to match advertiser spending with “100% added value” for those who spend between $500,000 and $1 million through the end of the year. Basically a “buy one, get one free” ad space on Twitter.
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