Elon Musk, the billionaire behind PayPal, now head of Tesla Motors, the maker of electric cars hit, also jumped in the race for a global mobile Internet coverage.
Via another of his companies positioned in the space industry, SpaceX, he now wants to fill the sky with microsatellites for this ultimate coverage.
This project joins those of Google and Facebook who want to achieve the same result using respectively atmospheric balloons and drones. At first sight very attractive, these projects will be expensive in terms of deployment and implementation of access services. And deploying the right business model for the end users may take years.
Our French startup Be-Bound has already launched an alternative that guarantees the user access to apps anywhere there is a phone signal, and at lower cost, and with no need for additional infrastructure. An instant solution to reduce the mobile digital divide.