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Do satellite phones have latency?

Indeed, latency—the delay in transmission from one end to the other and typically back—occurs in all communication networks. Since geosynchronous satellites are located about 23,000 miles away, they have a significant lag. If both parties are on the same side of the Earth, it will take a little longer to cover that distance at the speed of light, which is around 0.25 seconds round trip.

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