MediaTek is set to unveil its own phone-to-satellite communication system next week


MediaTek is set to show its brand-new innovation that can put two-way satellite interactions on smart devices at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will occur from February 27 th to March 2nd. A few of the gadgets that will reveal whether the semiconductor’s item really works will originate from Motorola. The producer will debut 2 satellite smart devices, the defy 2 and CAT S75, along with a Bluetooth device that comes geared up with MediaTek’s chip at the occasion.

The business’s reaction to Qualcomm’s and Apple’s satellite innovations is a standalone chipset that can be contributed to any 4G or 5G phone. It utilizes the 3GPP Non-Terrestrial Network basic rather of exclusive innovations like Qualcomm’s and Apple’s do, which implies it can be utilized with any network that adheres to the requirement. MediaTek coordinated with a business called Bullitt to utilize the latter’s Satellite Connect service and make it possible for the satellite messaging function on the abovementioned Motorola gadgets.

Another distinction is that MediaTek’s chips link to Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit satellites rather of to satellites in Low Earth Orbit. The chipmaker states its innovation allows not simply emergency situation SOS texts like Apple’s can, however likewise complete two-way messaging. That suggests it can in fact get messages sent out through satellite connection and not simply send them. The iPhone 14, which debuted Apple’s satellite tech, can’t get messages without a conventional cellular connection. Gadgets utilizing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Satellite tech will require to be by hand revitalized for brand-new messages.

The Motorola defy 2 smart device and defy Bluetooth device will be launched in the 2nd quarter of the year throughout North America, Latin America and Canada and will be the very first gadgets to provide MediaTek’s satellite abilities.

A table showing how MediaTek's satellite technology differs from Qualcomm's and Apple's.


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