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ATLAS Provides First DoD Use of Commercial Cloud Based SATCOM Network

ATLAS Space Operations made successful contact with the first ever Department of Defense (DoD) satellite mission to use a commercial cloud-based SATCOM and control network. The satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., as part of the SSO-A SmallSat Express mission commissioned by Spaceflight Industries using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


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Korea Operators Turn On Commercial 5G Networks

SK Telecom (SKT), KT and LG Uplus simultaneously turned on their 5G networks at midnight on 1 December, launching what they claim are the world’s first commercial 5G services based on 3GPP standards. But the services have limited coverage and are initially only available for businesses using mobile routers, with the operators planning to target consumers with nationwide coverage in March as 5G handsets become available.


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