Samsung has successfully simulated non-terrestrial network (NTN) modem technology on the company’s Exynos Modem 5300 in preparation for inclusion in new smartphone releases. This technology will allow two-way text messaging, and image/video sharing using satellites as infrastructure intermediaries.
From press release:
“NTN is a communications technology that uses satellites and other non-terrestrial vehicles to bring connectivity to regions that were previously unreachable by terrestrial networks, whether over mountains, across deserts or in the middle of the ocean. It will also be critical in assuring operability in disaster areas and powering future urban air mobility (UAM) such as unmanned aircraft and flying cars.”