MSV Vice President Discusses Satellite Integration with Terrestrial
[Satellite News 09-25-08] Christian Gates, vice president of strategy for Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV), spoke with Satellite News about his company’s partnership with ICO and Qualcomm to integrate satellite communications capabilities into mass market cellular handsets and devices.
“What we have done is taken a terrestrial device that is primarily terrestrial in terms of price and capability and added satellite onto it as an application or augmentation,” he said. “We leveraged the terrestrial scale associated with the chipsets that we are going to be on, both on the RF side and the baseband processor side to completely eliminate any difference in cost between a device that would built with our technology compared to any of the traditional terrestrial technologies.”
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