A press conference has been scheduled for tomorrow evening according to a recent announcement from T-Mobile and SpaceX. Without revealing any further information, SpaceX stated that the conference’s goal is to “announce plans to expand connection.”
The presentation will take place at SpaceX’s Starbase launch facility in South Texas at 8 PM ET, where a Starship prototype was just put onto the launchpad and will include SpaceX “chief engineer” Elon Musk and T-Mobile CEO and President Mike Sievert.
Beyond that, the two businesses haven’t said much, although Musk has hinted that the event would be “something extraordinary.” The video link for the conference is now active on YouTube.
This is something special https://t.co/LSMIRYT8zf
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 24, 2022
The motive of the conference is yet unknown. However, there are speculations suggesting a mobile Starlink solution that could switch between a Starlink connection in more rural locations and expansion of 5G cellular connections in urban areas. There is also a possibility that this collaboration may work the other way around, with T-Mobile using Starlink to deliver 5G access in rural regions without any other high-speed choices.
Both sides have not released any public statements on the collaboration. Musk’s response to the conference clearly indicates that something significant is being planned with the intention of influencing the general public.