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AT&T has some concerns about Starlink and T-Mobile’s satellite-to-cellular plans

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AT&T filed some concerns with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday over T-Mobile and Starlink owner SpaceX’s plans to let mobile phones connect to Starlink satellites (via Ars Technica).

In its filing, AT&T argues that SCS, or “supplemental coverage from space,” should not inhibit terrestrial wireless service and that the FCC “must prioritize” protecting terrestrial networks, and that T-Mobile and SpaceX’s proposals don’t have enough information about potential interference. “The Applicants’ technical showings are woefully insufficient regarding the risk of harmful interference posed by their planned SCS deployments,” AT&T said. “SpaceX and T-Mobile’s applications fall far short of meeting the threshold for waiver and…

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