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Expedition Tech Week: New in Satellite Hardware

Posted: Jan 22, 2013 08:11 pm EST

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(HumanEdgeTech) Previous entries of the current tech week covered the smartphone revolution and solar power. Today's entry revisits tried and true expedition comms: satellite phones.Thuraya and Iridium will once again dominate handheld satphones among explorers in 2013.Thuraya for Asia and Africa; Iridium for the Americas, polar regions or if you need a phone with true global coverage.Cool on the Lhotse wallThuraya advantage: Lower hardware price, mostly lower minute cost and much faster data speeds if you want to hook up to...

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