AST SpaceMobile satellite company succeeded in making the first audio and video phone call over 5G networks via satellite, using two phones without making any technical modifications to them.
The company said, in a statement, that it cooperated with AT&T, Vodafone, and Nokia to successfully conduct the experiment, using its services and advanced communications network technologies.
The company announced its success between last April and this September in conducting 4 tests, the most recent of which was making the first 5G call by broadcasting communications network services from satellites directly to the smartphone. The call was made via the “WhatsApp” application between the American state of Hawaii and the city of Madrid. Spanish.
The company said that the first experiment was in April, when it made a phone call via its BlueWalker 3 satellite between two smartphones, one in the American state of Texas, and the other in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, in cooperation with the Japanese telecommunications services provider “Rakuten.”