Question: Will Starlink Replace Cell Towers?

Let us be clear: We think Starlink is poised to completely change the game and, as Musk has stated, “rebuild the internet in space.” And it definitely wins in the availability department, as many areas of the country still don’t have a fiber-optic network built for internet access, while satellite signals are ….

Starlink will make 5G affordable, as if there was no Starlink then the 5g providers couldn’t use the present satellite networks due to higher ping. So they would’ve to improve current net infrastructure & optimize it. Starlink might reinforce 5G and Vice Versa.

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Will satellites replace cell towers?

In the last few decades the idea of replacing cell towers with satellite technology did not make business sense. … Fast forward to 2020 and there are plans in place to replace the need for cell towers with low orbit satellites. In May of last year SpaceX launched 60 of a planned 12,000 Starlink satellites into low orbit.

Will cell towers become obsolete?

Small cells are critical to 5G and, therefore, the future of next generation cellular technology. Device-to-device technology is imminent. Even so, it’s highly unlikely that cell towers will become completely obsolete—at least in our lifetime—and that’s a relief to cell tower leaseholders.

Starlink will require a big base station. It will probably end up being used as a backhaul connection for cellular nodes (which will make it a lot easier to expand service into rural or less developed areas) but it won’t replace cellular phone service.