During the MWC Shanghai 2023 On June 28, 2023, vivo revealed its latest prototype for satellite communication. The event provides a platform for startups and pioneers to share ideas and insights about the future of connectivity.
The prototype is based on vivo X90 Pro+ handset with customized changes. It boasts support for 3GPP R17 non-terrestrial network (NTN) two way satellite communication. The device uses a radio frequency (RF) baseband integrated solution and internal antenna, while also supporting n255/n256 dual-frequency and compatibility with Inmarsat/Tiantong-1 satellite system.
Despite the significant expansion of mobile network coverage in the Philippines in recent years, there are still areas, particularly in Mindanao, where network availability remains limited or non-existent.
With this groundbreaking satellite communication technology, Filipinos will have the ability to send and receive information in regions without terrestrial cellular network coverage, such as desert areas, oceans, and forests.
vivo has developed a satellite communication prototype that shows groundbreaking V8821, the first satellite communication system-on-a-chip (SoC). The V8821 is scheduled to enter mass production in the near future.
The SoC can communicate through the L-band Inmarsat satellite and the S-band Tiantong satellite. It can also be expanded to support other high-orbiting satellite systems, taking care of communication needs in areas such as oceans, urban fringes, and remote mountainous regions where traditional cellular networks cannot provide. scope.
The V8821 offers flexibility in hardware configuration, allowing customers to optimize and reuse hardware resources from existing solutions. It improves deployment efficiency, reduces costs, and reduces time consumption.
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