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What is a satellite-connected smartphone – and how can it help bridge the digital divide?

Smartphone companies are racing to bring us products which will let us use a satellite connection when we’re out of reach of Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Image: Unsplash/David Grandmougin

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An example of how texts could be sent via satellite. Image: Bullitt/BBC News

An iPhone displaying a keep pointing at satellite message on screen.
Satellites are moving targets so can be hard for phones to connect to. Image: Apple.

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