vivo Showcases its First Satellite Communication Phone

vivo Showcases its First Satellite Communication Phone

Last June 28, 2023 at MWC Shanghai 2023, vivo has showcased its first prototype of its latest satellite communication phone.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2023 served as a venue for cutting-edge business and trailblazers to exchange the most recent ideas on the development and future of connectivity. The prototype was based on the vivo X90 Pro+ handset with custom modifications. It is understood to support 3GPP R17 non-terrestrial network (NTN) two-way satellite communications. It uses radio frequency (RF) baseband integrated solution and internal antenna, supports n255/n256 dual-frequency, and is compatible with the Inmarsat/Tiantong-1 satellite system.

vivo's Satellite Communication Prototype

Mobile network coverage in the Philippines has expanded widely through the years to reach even remote areas. But there are still places where it still remains unavailable, especially in Mindanao. With this revolutionary satellite communication technology, Filipinos will be able to send and receive information even in areas without terrestrial cellular network coverage.

vivo’s satellite communication phone is also equipped with the first satellite communication system-on-a-chip (SoC), V8821, which will be mass-produced soon. V8821 is capable of communicating via L-band Inmarsat satellite and S-band Tiantong satellite. It can also be extended to support other high-orbiting satellite systems to meet communication needs. This include in areas such as the ocean, urban fringe, and remote mountain areas where cellular networks cannot cover. V8821 is also flexible in hardware configuration. It enable customers to reuse hardware resources in existing solutions. This improves deployment efficiency, and avoids high cost and time consumption.

To know more about vivo’s satellite communication phone, you can also check out their official social media pages and channels.


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