16 September 2021
An enhanced version of BeiDou short message service was showcased at the 1st International Summit on Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) Applications held in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province on 16 September. The new technology enables two-way communication on mobile phones in areas not covered by ordinary mobile communication signals or when base stations are damaged, which proves useful during earthquake relief, offshore fishing and emergency communication.
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