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Samsung is mulling over a ‘space internet’ network consisting of 4,600 micro-satellites that could act as backhaul for terrestrial cellular networks and bring low-cost internet to “everyone in the world”.

The proposal is contained in an academic research paper by president of Samsung R&D America Farooq Khan.

The idea follows Google, which has separate proposals for satellite and balloon-based internet – SpaceX, OneWeb and

Samsung’s own proposal is partly driven by fears that initiatives to solve mobile data traffic growth won’t be cost effective.

“By the year 2028, both cellular and wi-fi will be carrying data traffic in excess of one zetabyte/ month,” Khan said.
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