The company has said that it is looking to launch an eventual 25 satellites by 2022 to build a worldwide network that can transmit low data-rate messages with the unlicensed 2.4 GHz band used for Wi-Fi when on the ground. The chip that companies will use in their devices is expected to cost around $4 - inexpensive enough to get it into lower-cost consumer devices.
For more, see the company's white paper: " DMSS LPS2S to Connect Billions of Endpoints ."
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