satellite telephony
  • A telephone system utilizing a network of communications satellites, such as LEOS, to provide global, or partially global coverage for voice communications. Used, for instance, to provide coverage where there is no other wireless or land-based service available. Some systems also provide data services. Also, any technology based on, or enabling such a system. Also called satellite phone (1), satellite phone system, or satellite telephone system.
  • synonym satellite phone
  • synonym satellite phone system
  • synonym satellite telephone system
  • A mobile or stationary telephone which is utilized for satellite telephony. Some units provide both satellite and cellular functionality.

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