Indonesia battle between Starlink and fleet operator PSN could be LEO vs GEO test case for rural connectivity

by Peter B. de Selding


SEOUL — Indonesia’s head to head satellite broadband match — SpaceX Starlink allied with domestic telco PT Telkom versus satellite fleet operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) — will test whether a Starlink partnership of this kind is a winning strategy against an established local satellite broadband provider.

PSN Chief Executive Adi Adiwoso, who has long said global LEO broadband constellations will be unable to compete against national satellite operators with geostationary-orbit assets for remote markets, said he’s confident that the Starlink-PT Telkom association will run . . .

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