Telus Corp. has announced a successful trial of technology that enables smartphones to make voice calls and send text messages using satellites. The test was carried out in collaboration with Montreal-based telecom provider TerreStar Solutions Inc. and non-terrestrial network service provider Skylo.
The satellite communication technology was tested to determine its reliability and effectiveness in providing connectivity in areas with limited or no traditional cellular network coverage. By enabling smartphones to connect to satellites, this technology ensures that users can stay connected even in remote or rural locations.
The trial involved sending voice calls and text messages using the satellite network, and Telus reported positive results. This technology opens up new possibilities for users who often find themselves in areas with poor connectivity, such as emergency responders operating in remote locations or individuals in rural communities.
Telus aims to utilize this technology to expand their network coverage and provide more reliable connectivity to their subscribers. By integrating satellite communication into their services, Telus can ensure that their customers can stay connected even in challenging environments.
With the successful trial, Telus is one step closer to offering a robust and resilient network infrastructure that can handle the increasing demands for connectivity. This technology will not only benefit individuals but also industries such as agriculture, mining, and oil and gas which often operate in remote areas with limited access to traditional cellular networks.
Telus’ partnership with TerreStar Solutions Inc. and Skylo is a significant step towards achieving their goal of providing reliable and widespread connectivity to their subscribers. The company continues to invest in innovative technologies to meet the evolving needs of their customers and to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas.