AST Announces Expanded Board for Business Combination with NPA

March 11, 2021

The Board will include senior representatives from leading global wireless infrastructure companies, including Rakuten, Vodafone and American Tower, as well as directors from major financial and investment firms. It creates a well-rounded, knowledgeable leadership team…
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Vodafone and AST SpaceMobile Unveil Launch Plans

December 16, 2020

AST SpaceMobile, in partnership with Vodafone Group, today unveiled plans to launch the first phase of its space-based commercial mobile communications service in 2023. Project aims to transform mobile network coverage for the 49 largest countries in the equatorial regions.
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AST to Become Public Company

December 16, 2020

AST & Science LLC (“AST SpaceMobile”), the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, today announced it has entered into a business combination agreement with New Providence Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NPA, NPAUU and NPAWW).
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NEC to Manufacture Key Satellite Modules

December 11, 2020

NEC Platforms, Ltd., a subsidiary of NEC Corporation to manufacture essential AST SpaceMobile satellite modules, the cornerstone of AST SpaceMobile’s patented technology for its high-powered LEO satellites.
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Forbes Feature

March 3, 2020

Excerpt and link to Forbes article by Alex Knapp: This Satellite Startup Raised $110 Million To Make Your Cellphone Work Everywhere Read More

Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in AST & Science

March 3, 2020

AST & Science announce new investors and unveil the first space-based network – SpaceMobile – that will be the first to connect directly to 4G, and in the future 5G, smartphones without any need for specialized satellite hardware. Read More

Via Satellite Article

March 3, 2020

Excerpt and link to Via Satellite article by Rachel Jewett: Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in SpaceMobile, a LEO Cell Service Read More