Eutelsat: Terminal cost is our key advantage vs SpaceX Starlink, OneWeb, Telesat LEO constellations

by Hannah Robertson

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat said its consumer broadband business, mainly wholesale with some retail, will maintain its growth in the coming years against both non-GEO and GEO-orbit competitors because there’s more than enough demand in Europe for all of them.

The company also said the 500-Gbps, 230-spot-beam Konnect VHTS Ka-band satellite, on which its European broadband hopes are riding, will not be launched this year, as had been planned, but in early 2022, for initial service in early 2023. The company blamed Covid . . .

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