SpaceX launches the first satellite for 5G connectivity worldwide

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This Tuesday the satellite ‘The Groundbreaker’ was launched into space, the first in the developed world to support the coverage of the 5G mobile network in different parts of the planet.

It was transported on a rocket from the aerospace company SpaceX, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, according to international media reports.

The launch of the satellite, manufactured by the Spanish technology Sateliot, has been carried out from the American Vandenberg Space Center located in the state of California and would be the first of the 64 that said company intends to put into orbit within a period of no more than a year and a half.

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This device would have the capacity to connect via satellite any device that operates within an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, as well as provide a 5G signal to terminals that for geographical reasons cannot receive cellular coverage in countries where this has already been developed. technology.

At the moment, more than 500 telecommunications operators around the world have established pre-sale contracts for the use of the satellite, with the expectation of providing services to more than 1.2 billion users worldwide.

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