SpaceX Partners with Salt for Starlink in Switzerland
SpaceX is partnering with Swiss-based telecoms company Salt to increase connectivity across Switzerland using the U.S. company’s Starlink satellite internet, as detailed in a press release on Wednesday.
The agreement is set to allow future Salt mobile customers to access Starlink coverage in harsh areas of Switzerland, where connectivity isn’t usually as strong. The partnership will oversee the Salt and Starlink networks working together to offer continuous coverage across the country.
“We’re thrilled to be working alongside Salt, and this is the first announcement of its type in Europe! We will leverage our shared visions for technology innovation to improve connectivity services for customers in Switzerland and globally,” said SpaceX Senior Director of Satellite Engineering Sara Spangelo. “From Swiss mountains to valleys, customers can now enjoy continuous coverage wherever they may travel.”
The program is set to start being offered to customers for text messages in 2024, followed by voice and data coverage in 2025. Additionally, the service will be free to customers on Salt’s premium residential and business plans, and it will be available as an add-on for other plans, according to the press release.
Just weeks ago, SpaceX launched its own global roaming services for $200 a month, currently available to test for users in select areas.
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