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KDDI partners with Starlink to provide satellite-to-cellular services

August 31, 2023


Japanese carrier KDDI and SpaceX announced an agreement to provide satellite-to-cellular service using Starlink’s low earth orbit satellites and KDDI national wireless spectrum nationwide.

Starlink is the satellite internet constellation operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

In a release, the Japanese company said the new agreement will enhance KDDI’s cellular connectivity to areas beyond the limits of current 4G and 5G networks, including remote islands and mountains.

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